Data-in-a-Day: A New Tool for Principal Preparation

Ginsberg, Margery B.; Kimball, Kathy
January 2008
Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p40
The article describes the University of Washington's Danforth Leadership Program and explains how its collaborative, action-research approach, "Data-in-a-Day," was applied at an urban elementary school. The authors explain that the program encourages prospective school principals to use classroom observation, examine instructional leadership strategies, and encourage teachers' use of intrinsic motivation. Information on the training involved and the application of lessons learned is provided.


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