|(6 cr.) This course analyzes the characteristics of
effective schools and the leadership theories and
concepts related to the change process.
Participants examine the application of these
theories and concepts to the practice of improving
the work of the school and the achievement of
students. Case studies focus on the analysis of
schools in need of improvement, the specific
issues facing the schools, data analysis
techniques, effective leadership practices,
strategic planning, financing improvement plans,
and evaluation processes. The role of
teacher-leaders within the school improvement
process is emphasized.