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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (EdD) DOCUMENT ORIGINATION STATEMENT
This Program Evaluation Document was created as one part of a required three-part dissertation in the National Louis University (NLU) Educational Leadership (EDL) Doctoral Program. The National Louis Educational Leadership EdD is a professional practice degree program. (Shulman, et al., 2006)
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For the dissertation requirement, doctoral candidates are required to plan, research and implement three major projects, one each year, within their school or district with a focus on professional practice. The three projects are:
- Program Evaluation
- Change Leadership Plan
- Policy Advocacy Document
For the Program Evaluation candidates are required to identify and evaluate a program or practice within their school or district. The “program” can be a current initiative; a grant project; a common practice; or a movement. Focused on utilization, the evaluation can be formative, summative or developmental. (Patton, 2008). The evaluation must directly relate to student learning.
Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Shulman, L.S., Golde, C.M., Bueschel, A.C., & Garabedian, K.J. (2006). Reclaiming education’s doctorates: A critique and a proposal. Educational Researcher, 35(3), 25-32.
Dissertations from 2014
PAPERLESS DEBATE: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, Michael B. Greenstein
Dissertations from 2013
TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PERCEPTIONS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT TEACHER EVALUATION PRACTICES AND THE IMPACT OF THE NEW ILLINOIS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REFORM ACT OF 2010 (PERA), Christina R. Heyde