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dc.creatorBush, Shawnta Marie
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T17:16:34Z
dc.date.available2013-09-23T17:16:34Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/4797
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), College of Education, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a phenomenological investigation of principals' experience as they reflect on the essence of the administration internship, an integral part of school administration preparation programs. Five principals, all within the initial year or two of their first public school principal job, revealed the essence of their internship through a series of structured and unstructured interviews. The purpose of this study was to understand the lived meaning of the internship from the perspective of a newly seated principal. This study contributes to the qualitative principal preparation program literature. The essence of the principal internship emerged through several themes, as discussed by five newly seated principals, as the dynamic process of transformational learning experiences that challenge previously held beliefs about school leadership practices through the mentor-intern relationship, the influence of prior leadership experiences, surprising and emotionally-impactful events, and perceived quality internship activities. This essence is moderated by a lack of support from the ISLLC Standards framework, weak instructional leadership models, mundane and insignificant leadership tasks, and the ongoing need for school leadership program improvement.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Educational Leadership, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.language.isoEnglish
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dc.subjectEducational administrationen_US
dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_US
dc.subjectAdult educationen_US
dc.subjectadministrationen_US
dc.subjectadulten_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectinternshipen_US
dc.subjectprincipalen_US
dc.subjecttransformationalen_US
dc.titleThe Essence of the Principal Internship: A Phenomenological Study
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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