Characteristics of Teachers Nominated for an Accelerated Principal Preparation Program
Steve Rios, Daniel Reyes-Guerra, Florida Atlantic University, United States
IJAVET Volume 3, Number 2, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global
This article reports the initial evaluation results of a new accelerated, job-embedded principal preparation program funded by a Race to the Top Grant (U.S. Department of Education, 2012a) in Florida. Descriptive statistics, t-tests, and chi-square analyses were used to describe the characteristics of a group of potential applicants nominated to the program by their principals. Demographic and education-related variables for the group were compared to a group of self-selected students enrolled in an existing educational leadership master’s program at the same public university. Initial statistical analysis revealed that more than two-thirds of the nominated teachers belonged to a minority group and had not majored in education as undergraduates. These findings have immediate implications for this new program and for research related to the identification of potential future educational leaders.
Rios, S. & Reyes-Guerra, D. (2012). Characteristics of Teachers Nominated for an Accelerated Principal Preparation Program. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 3(2), 35-46. IGI Global.