Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Leadership and Policy Studies
Reginald Leon Green
This study used the Adkin's framework of principal preparation programs types to compare programs in Brazil and the United States by examining the relationship, if any, between leadership preparation program types and the preparedness of school administrators to implement a school vision, to develop a school culture, to manage school operations and resources, to collaborate with community members and faculty, to act with integrity and to understand the context of education. This study investigated and compared the different types of principal preparation programs and their effectiveness. Both studies used the School Administrator Preparedness Survey. The survey consisted of 93 questions based on the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for educational leadership. The findings are similar to those of Adkins (2009) with the exception of creating a shared school vision. The findings also show the array of leadership preparation types in Brazil versus the United States. Furthermore, regards of the program types, respondents were prepared to create a widely shared vision, develop a school culture, effectively management of school operations and resources, collaborate with faculty and community members, act with integrity and understand the context of education. The findings, however, do not provide insight about how well school leaders create a widely shared vision, develop a school culture, effectively management of school operations and resources, collaborate with faculty and community members, act with integrity and understand the context of education. Additional research is required to understand these issues.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Borges-Gatewood, Mara Rubia Fonseca, "A Comparative Study of Leadership Preparation Programs in Brazil and the United States" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 950.