Über den Autor
Barbara L. Nicholson, presently a professor of leadership studies in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University in West Virginia, has devoted 26 years to public education from high school to the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her interest in assessment issues dates back to her employment in the administration of former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton, who now chairs the College Board. Nicholson is a former Fulbright fellow to Uppsala University in Sweden, and has been a visiting professor in the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Russia and Scotland. She is the author of numerous articles and presentations, both national and international, on issues related to alternative assessment and design of programs in pre-service educational administation.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 1 Introduction Part 3 2 Epistemological Issues Part 4 3 Conceptual Framework Part 5 4 Implementation Challenges Part 6 5 Portfolio Design Issues Part 7 6 Epilogue Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 A ISLLC Standards for School Leaders Chapter 10 B Field Experience Chart Chapter 11 C Field Experience Rubric Chapter 12 D Reflective Essay Rubric Chapter 13 E Portfolio Rubric Chapter 14 F Writing Prompts Chapter 15 G Self- and Program Evaluation Chapter 16 H Time Lines for Submission Chapter 17 I Ethical Reasoning Model Chapter 18 Bibliography Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 About the Author
Educational administration programs aiming to reduce the 'theory-practice gap' in the pre-service preparation of school principals will find plenty of suggestions in this text. Strategies for reforming the field dimensions of pre-service practice and an in-depth discussion of conventional assessment practices along with the reasons for shifting to a more student-centered process are explored. More a detailed, comprehensive narrative than a minimalist guide, this work develops fully the conceptual rationale behind the program reforms it describes.