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"The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and the Teaching in Educational Administration Special Interest Group (TEA-SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently formed a joint taskforce to study the preparation of leaders in educational administration. The taskforce has drawn together scholars in the field of educational leadership to assess the availability and quality of research on pre-service principal and superintendent preparation. It is also charged with establishing standards for research and recommending future directions for research in this area.

While other members of the taskforce addressed issues of curriculum, pedagogy, and theories of educational leadership preparation, the work of Domain 7 of the taskforce was to examine the literature on current delivery models of educational leadership preparation programs, and to determine which aspects of delivery have been studied. We reviewed all available articles and chapters that dealt with the aspect of program delivery—both in educational administration at the PreK- 12 level and in some selected other fields to provide instructive comparison. In this report we first synthesize the literature, then we make recommendations for further study."


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Research on Leadership Education, volume 2, issue 2, in 2007 following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1177/194277510700200204.

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