Support for Instructional Leadership

Support for Instructional Leadership: Supervision, Mentoring, and Professional Development for U.S. School Leaders: Findings from the American School Leader Panel

William R. Johnston
Julia H. Kaufman
Lindsey E. Thompson
Copyright Date: 2016
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 24
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt1d41d7b
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    Support for Instructional Leadership
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    This report presents findings from a Wallace Foundation–funded survey of RAND’s American School Leader Panel, a nationally representative sample of principals, regarding the quantity, content, and perceived quality of on-the-job supports offered by districts to school leaders. It particularly examines how school leader support reflects the role of leadership in instruction and how school district size is related to support school leaders get.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9587-9
    Subjects: Education

Table of Contents

  1. Support for Instructional Leadership Supervision, Mentoring, and Professional Development for U.S. School Leaders: Findings from the American School Leader Panel
    (pp. 1-24)
    William R. Johnston, Julia H. Kaufman and Lindsey E. Thompson

    An abundance of research suggests that effective school leaders are vital to promoting student outcomes in schools across the United States. Recognizing this, many state and local education agencies are motivated to develop a strong corps of highly qualified principals and assistant principals. Although a lot of emphasis is placed on recruitment and preservice training for new principals, many school districts are also working to support administrators once they are placed in schools. However, relatively little is known about the types of on-the-job supports currently available to school leaders, particularly on a national scale. In this report, we present findings...