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The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is an international consortium of prestigious research universities committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of children, schools and society. UCEA, as a consortium, symbolizes an important aspiration--advancing the field of educational leadership through inter-institutional cooperation, communication, and contribution. The UCEA Interview Series is a resource for stakeholders in educational leadership and policy, including practitioners, professors, graduate students and policy makers. The purposes of the series include: 1) improving research utilization, 2) drawing attention to critical issues, and 3) providing UCEA members and the broader education community with high quality resources.

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In 2010, JRLE published "A Cohort, is a Cohort, is a Cohort…Or is it?" by Cynthia Pemberton and Rima Akkary. Their multi-year qualitative study explored the role of cohorts for women seeking a doctoral degree in... more

In their 2010 EAQ article "Testing a Conception of How School Leadership Influences Student Learning", Kenneth Leithwood, Sarah Patten, and Doris Jantzi discuss the role of the Four Paths model in mediating student learning. Join us... more

UCEA discusses Dr. Perez's EAQ article titled, ?Foregrounding Fieldwork in Leadership Preparation: The Transformative Capacity of Authentic Inquiry.?

UCEA discusses Dr. Orr's EAQ articles titled "?How Graduate-Level Preparation Influences the Effectiveness of School Leaders: A Comparison of the Outcomes of Exemplary and Conventional Leadership Preparation Programs for Principals,?... more

UCEA discusses Carolyn Shields EAQ article, "Transformative Leadership: Working for Equity in Diverse Contexts,? focusing on the utility of transformative leadership theory in practice.

UCEA continues its interview series with chapter authors from the Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders. This week, Dr. Carolyn Kelley from the University of Wisconsin and Superintendent Jim Shaw of Racine Unified... more

UCEA discusses Ellen Reames' JRLE article titled, ?Shifting Paradigms: Redesigning a Principal Preparation Program's Curriculum,? focusing on the redesign process undertaken at Auburn University.

Producing leaders able and willing to be effective educational administrators in schools and districts, and building effective programs that help shape these future leaders, are essential tasks for improving schools, those who teach in them, and... more

Internships, practica, and field experiences have been touted as essential to prepare effective school leaders. Professor Michael Copland (U of Washington) will join Graham Schmidt (UCEA Special Projects Administrator) for a... more

UCEA continues the interview series with the authors of the new Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders. This week, Drs. Martha McCarthy and Patrick Forsyth join Graham Schmidt to discuss the history of Educational... more