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1st Edition

Redesigning Educational Leadership Preparation for Equity
Strategies for Innovation and Improvement

ISBN 9780367673543
Published September 29, 2021 by Routledge
290 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Delivering equity for PK-12 learners is an essential aim for educational leadership preparation programs. This book serves as a resource for equity-focused design and redesign thorough innovation, improvement and impact.

Based on direct experience while also drawing from innovative exemplars, and unpacking a decade of program improvement practice, this book explores how to foster partnerships and pipelines, recruit and select candidates, map the curriculum, develop powerful learning experiences, create field experiences, design program evaluation, and support faculty learning. Chapters open with a vignette that presents scenarios in which many faculty members find themselves, particularly when programs are in need of improvement. Drawing on years of experience facilitating redesign, the authors offer both processes and resources to assist faculty, including diagnostic tools, sample agendas, templates, guiding questions, and suggested protocols.

Whether facing new accreditation requirements, state program approval changes, institutional redesign challenges or as part of a grant funded redesign, this book is a critical resource for educational leadership faculty and program coordinators looking to garner the appropriate resources, ask the right questions, and follow reliable processes in program design and continuous improvement toward equity.

Chapter resources and templates available for download online at on the tab that is entitled "Support Material." Please also join Redesign.Improve.Innovate—an online forum focused on preparation and practice improvement found here:

Table of Contents

1. Getting Ready for Program Design  2. Fostering Partnerships and Leadership Pathways  3. Beginning With the End in Mind  4. Designing and Implementing a Strategic Plan  5. Mapping the Curriculum  6. Fostering Powerful Learning Experiences  7. Delivering Learning Experiences  8. Shaping Field Experiences  9. Building Supportive Program Structures  10. Assessing Candidate Learning  11. Recruiting and Selecting  12. Evaluating the Program  13. Supporting Faculty Learning, and Organizational Change

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Michelle D. Young is Dean of the School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, USA. She is former Executive Director of UCEA.

Ann O’Doherty is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington, USA.

Kathleen M.W. Cunningham is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina, USA.