Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECA 704 Effective Schools - 3 credits
This course helps students acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the concept of effective schools and related theories and ideas. Participants develop a definition of an effective school and identify the dimensions and factors that characterize effective schools. This is accomplished by examining the research findings and personal reflections of noted educators. Particular emphasis is placed on the pivotal role of teachers, parents, and students in the school administrator’s conceptualization of an effective school. Students use a variety of stimulating and helpful case studies to examine how theory is translated into practice, as they develop and test their own convictions about the values that shape the life of an effective school.