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Educational Leadership and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications



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This chapter describes the program redesign, development and essential components of Loyola University Chicago’s EdD principal preparation program for the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC) providing a pipeline of candidates to be transformational principals within the Chicago Public Schools. This redesigned EdD focuses on creating communities of positive practice comprised of scholar- practitioners who create disciplines of inquiry that positively impact student, faculty, parent, and community outcomes while contributing to the knowledge base of preparing future educational leaders. In its third year of implementation with 30 candidates in the program, lessons learned from this program redesign will be detailed. Using the foundational principles from this new program redesign process, in conjunction with dissertation completion and graduate outcome data from Loyola’s traditional EdD program, this article will explore next steps in the EdD program development process within the reality of rising expectations and continuous legislative change within the state of Illinois.




Author Posting. © IGI Global 2017. This chapter is posted here by permission of IGI Global for personal use, not for redistribution. The chapter was published in Educational Leadership and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 2017, pp. 374-393,

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