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March 2015

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Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development



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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Educational Leadership | Teacher Education and Professional Development


This paper highlights the importance of school principals in English Learners’ academic achievement in the age of the Common Core State Standards. Revising the curriculum of administrator preparation programs to include a greater emphasis on curriculum and instruction is one approach to enhancing principal leadership for English Leaners. Another approach is to reculture site-level instructional leadership through professional development to address the academic learning needs of English Learners.


This article was published by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), which is now known as the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL). This article appeared in Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, volume 26, pp. 68-74, 2015. Permission to archive the article here was granted by ICPEL. Copyright © 2015 by California Association of Professors of Educational Administration. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review.