Policy Overviews

IERC Publication: Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation (2016)

Stephanie A. Bernoteit, Johnna C. Darragh Ernst, and Nancy I. Latham (Eds)

Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation is jointly published by the IERC and IBHE, and highlights the accomplished work of many of our state’s two- and four-year faculty to redesign early childhood educator preparation programs to meet regional and state workforce needs.   More

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IERC Presentation: Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois

Bradford R. White, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Brenda K. Klostermann, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Mary Frazier-Meyers, and Janet K. Holt

This presentation for the University Council for Educational Administration l summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: Research for Impact – Invited Presentation to Division H

Janet K. Holt

This talk focuses on how education policy is influenced by research and other factors and what scholars can do to make their research more impactful. This presentation also highlights research from the Illinois Education Research Council that has been influential in Illinois policy and practice.  More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation for the Illinois P-20 Council summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation to the Illinois Council of Professors of Education Administration summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, and Future

Alicia Haller, Brenda Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Pam Reilly, Steve Tozer; Moderator: Janet Holt

Janet Holt convened and moderated a panel on School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, & Future, which explored an overview of the Illinois principal preparation reforms, summarized the findings of current research investigating the leadership reforms’ implementation and provided an overview of what the future holds for Illinois and other states implementing school leadership reform. Panelists included Steve Tozer (UIC), Brenda Klostermann (IERC), Amber Stitziel Pareja (UChicago Consortium), Alicia Haller (CSEP), and Pam Reilly (2015 IL Teacher of the Year).  More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

Many recent education policy initiatives have zeroed in on human resource (HR) management reforms. Because charter schools are granted additional flexibility in many areas of HR management, and because evidence suggests that many charter schools are exercising this flexibility, the charter school sector presents a promising venue to test this theory of action.  More

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IERC Presentation: Preparing the Illinois Early Childhood Workforce: Lessons from a Study of Institutional Partnership Grants

Stephanie Bernoteit, Christi Chadwick, Brenda Klostermann, Eric Lichtenberger, and Cathy Main

In this implementation study we reveal the barriers to achieving project goals and the catalysts that allowed the 2-year and 4-year institution early childhood education partners to meet their objectives. This research is informative for policy development specific to articulation agreements, current and future early childhood innovation grantees, as well as others attempting to build stronger and more authentic partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  More

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IERC Presentation: Restructuring Principal Preparation in Illinois: Perspectives on Implementation Successes, Challenges, and Future Outlook

Brenda Klostermannn and Amber Stitziel Pareja

Results of phase one of a implementation review study of Illinois’ new policy for principal preparation indicate that a majority of those interviewed support the policy goals and have a positive outlook on its future impact. Concerns about a constricted pipeline and strained resources were also expressed. Future policy implications are suggested.  More

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IERC Publication: Restructuring Principal Preparation in Illinois: Perspectives on Implementation Successes, Challenges, and Future Outlook (2015-3)

Brenda K. Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Bradford R. White, and Michelle Hanh Huynh

Results of phase one of a implementation review study of Illinois’ new policy for principal preparation indicate that a majority of those interviewed support the policy goals and have a positive outlook on its future impact. Concerns about a constricted pipeline and strained resources were also expressed. Future policy implications are suggested.  More

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