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Title: Postdoctoral Training Program in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways
Center: NCER Year: 2017
Principal Investigator: Grissom, Jason Awardee: Vanderbilt University
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 3 years (07/01/2017 – 06/30/2020) Award Amount: $673,426
Type: Training Award Number: R305B170009

Co-Principal Investigators: Ellen Goldring, Gary Henry

The primary focus of this training program is to prepare four postdoctoral fellows to conduct research on school leader effectiveness and the career pathways of school leaders. Through participation in the training, these fellows will develop the necessary methodological and theoretical background to conduct high-quality, scientifically valid research and to communicate research effectively so as to inform education practitioners and policymakers. Fellows can come from any field, but must express an interest in becoming an independent researcher who focuses on school leadership in an academic or professional research organization. Each of the four fellows will be trained for 2 years. During the training, fellows will conduct rigorous longitudinal and mixed-methods research with their mentors on programs and policies that develop and support school leader effectiveness and the trajectories and career pathways of leaders. In addition, fellows will build professional skills and professional networks to promote their success in education research; and will make connections with policymakers at the state and district level through existing research partnerships.


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