Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
School of Education
This historical analysis provided an opportunity to appreciate Chicago's course in
the national school reform landscape. This study helped to understand the effects school
reform efforts had on school leadership policy in Chicago. It verified a roster of
superintendents in Chicago during 1983-2008, established a chronology of school reform
events and assembled an inventory of reform policies, theories and directives that
potentially may create the capacity to instruct and inform future initiatives, perspective
and debate on the issue of principal preparation at the local level. The analysis of change
in local policy echoed and identified national educational trends in this time period.
Cafferty, Siobhan Marie, "An Historical Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools Policy on the Requirements for the Selection of Principals, 1983-2008" (2010). Dissertations. 60.
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