International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation
Our qualitative study explores the lived experiences of district stakeholders in university-district leadership preparation programs. Collaborative partnerships between school districts and universities focused on developing quality school leader are a part of recent efforts to provide the field of public education with exemplary leadership. The stakeholder experience in these partnerships is a little understood phenomenon lacking research. Thirteen district stakeholders in grant funded leadership development partnerships participated in the phenomenology informed study. Findings show that prior experiences, trust, issues of time, sustainability, and the power to build bridges were critical components of the district stakeholder experience in partnerships.
Original Publication Citation
Sanzo, K. L., & Wilson III, J. M. (2016). Stakeholder experiences in district-university administrator preparation partnerships. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(2), 1-20.
Sanzo, Karen L. and McKinley Wilson, Jacob III, "Stakeholder Experiences in District University Administrator Preparation Partnerships" (2016). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 12.