Research Based Principals’ Training Program

  1. On what criteria will trainees be selected into the program? What is the research base for using these as the selection criteria?
  2. On what criteria will the faculty be selected? What is the research base for the selection of the faculty?
  3. What specific knowledge and skills will be in the curriculum for leading an effective school in a district that is dysfunctional and failing? What is the research base for this knowledge and skills?
  4. What will be the modes of instruction by which the trainees will be taught? What is the knowledge base for using these modes?
  5. What specific knowledge and skills will be in the curriculum for transforming teachers who are unsatisfactory, burned out or strong insensitives? What is the research base for this knowledge and skills?
  6. What is the knowledge and skills the principal will have to demonstrate to implement federal, state, or local mandates which the staff and community are against? What is the research base for these behaviors?
  7. What is the knowledge and skills the principal will have to demonstrate to resolve ethnic conflicts among school constituencies and between particular groups and the school? What is the research base for these behaviors?
  8. What is the specific knowledge and skills effective principals use which may be contrary to district policy, union rules, state regulations? What is the research base for principals’ utilizing these behaviors?
  9. What will be the criteria for determining the success of the program? Who determines these criteria? What is the research base for using these criteria?
  10. What follow-up of trainees into practice will occur? How and by whom will this be decided? What is the research base for these decisions?
  11. Who will be accountable for the quality and cost of the program? What is the research basis of these determinations?
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