School leadership development programs in Maine: Building statewide capacity and addressing challenges
Publication Name: Maine Education Policy Research Institute
Publication URL: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mepri/71
This research project was part of an ongoing series of studies on educational leadership development in Maine (Fairman & Mette, 2018; Mette, Fairman & Dagistan, 2017) commissioned by the Maine State Legislature and conducted by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI). The broad purpose of the study was to examine current educational leadership development programs in Maine, including both initial preparation and on-going development or support programs and networks. Specifically, MEPRI was charged to examine preparation, training and clinical experiences, as well as opportunities for education leaders to engage in mentoring, coaching and professional networks. Finally, MEPRI was asked to identify strengths and gaps or challenges in education leadership development statewide. We focused this study and report primarily on the development of school leaders, although many of the programs, statewide challenges and needs we discuss also pertain to district leadership development and support.
This study was funded by the Maine State Legislature, and the University of Maine System.
Fairman, J., Mette, I., & Frankland, M. (2021). School leadership development programs in Maine: Building statewide capacity and addressing challenges. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mepri/71