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Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v21 p59-71 2009

To creatively and competently utilize community resources and to work successfully for the benefit of all students requires that educational leaders develop positive diversity dispositions. This study explores the effect of school community relations instruction in enhancing educational administration candidates' skills, beliefs, and connections to the community. As a pretest and posttest, candidates completed the Diversity Dispositions Index to self-assess their perceptions. While these dispositions were generally reported to be positive, cultural proficiency instruction and activities, along with reflection upon a school community service project, resulted in significant gain in community connection dispositions regardless of the service learning setting. (Contains 2 tables.)

Descriptors: Educational Administration, Service Learning, Community Relations, Community Resources, Cultural Literacy, Ethnic Diversity, Administrator Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Relevance, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Beliefs, Administrator Education, Multicultural Education, Pretests Posttests, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Graduate Students, Alignment (Education), Social Cognition

California Association of Professors of Education Administration. Web site: http://www.capea.org





Author: Keiser, Kay A.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2916&id=EJ965156







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