1st Edition

Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level
Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois





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ISBN 9780367670887
December 18, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Providing an in-depth look at the processes, pitfalls, and successes that can emerge from major education reform efforts at the state level, this volume covers the full policy change cycle in the development and transformation of the Illinois principal preparation program. Offering perspectives from the major stakeholder groups involved in transforming Illinois principal preparation—school districts, universities, state education agencies, teachers unions, and professional associations—this book documents the three distict policy stages: policy formation, implementation, and improvement. As a national award-winning leader in principal preparation policy and practice, Illinois serves as a model for effective policy reform. Grounded in a strong theoretical framework, this volume provides candid observations and lessons learned for researhers, scholars, and policymakers.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Section I: Policy Formation: Theory in Action



Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for the State Policy Change Process Involving Principal Preparation in Illinois: The What and How (Alicia Haller, Erika Hunt, and Debra Baron)



Chapter 2: Applying the Advocacy Coalition Framework to the Policy Change Process in Illinois (Alicia Haller, Erika Hunt, Debra Baron)



Chapter 3: Policy Transfer from Local to Statewide: Scaling Evidence-Based Principal Preparation Practices in Illinois (Steve Tozer, Professor, UIC, Ana Martinez, New Leaders, Chicago, and Diane Rutledge, Executive Director, Large Unit District Association)



Chapter 4: The Role of Policy Entrepreneurs: What Policy Organizations Bring to State Education Reform (Lynne Haeffele, CSEP)



Section II: Policy Implementation – From Theory to Practice



Chapter 5: The Role of Policy Networks to Support Policy Diffusion Through Implementation: A Multi-Case Study of Four Universities Working Together (Lisa Hood, Erika Hunt, Alicia Haller, & Deb Baron)



Chapter 6: Modeling Innovation into Principal Preparation: The Illinois
Partnerships for Rigorous Training (IL-PART) Project (North Central College faculty)



Chapter 7: Monitoring Implementation: Results of Statewide Study on Implementation (Brad White, Illinois Education Research Council)



Chapter 7: Monitoring Implementation: Results of Statewide Study on Implementation (Brad White, Illinois Education Research Council)



Chapter 8: Developing Systems for Continuous Improvement for Principal Preparation Programs (Kristine Servais and Joe Pacha, CSEP

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Editor(s)

Biography



Erika Hunt is Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst for the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University, USA.



Alicia Haller is Project Director at the DuPage Regional Office of Education, USA.



Lisa Hood is Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst for the Center for the Study of Educational Policy at Illinois State University, USA.



Maureen Kincaid is Professor of Education at North Central College, USA.