By The ASCD Staff Writers
Based in 1943, the organization for Supervision and Curriculum improvement (ASCD) is a global, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 160,000 educators from greater than one hundred thirty five international locations and sixty six associates. Its individuals span the whole occupation of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, academics, professors of schooling, and faculty board members.ASCD was once at first predicted to symbolize curriculum and supervision concerns. through the years, its concentration has replaced, and it now addresses all points of powerful educating and studying, similar to specialist improvement, academic management, and skill development. ASCD 1984-2004: Defining Moments, destiny customers serves as a chronicle of the earlier twenty years of the organization and gives a glance on the subsequent levels of its actions on behalf of educators and the scholars they serve.
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During 1994–96, the CCSSO convened the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and ASCD served as a member of this group. Working under a special grant, the ISLLC developed standards for school leaders’ preparation, professional development, and performance. The consortium approved the standards in November 1996, and 35 states have since adopted the ISLLC standards as a framework for administrator preparation programs or have used these standards as the basis for their own administrator performance assessments.
The use of 26 A S C D 1 9 8 4 – 2 0 0 4 ASCD’s professional development materials for school leaders and policymakers is expected to be one of the offerings available to chiefs and their state agencies. In addition, the partnership will encourage the use of programs, products, and services from both organizations. This will include an extensive array of publications, professional development opportunities, networks, and online opportunities. THE ITERATIVE AND INTERACTIVE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP Linda Lambert defines leadership in her ASCD book Building Leadership Capacity in Schools (1998) as a concept not tied to individuals, official positions, or sets of behavior.
The Association supports these efforts in substantial ways. A major source of support is the annual Affiliate Leadership Conference, designed to assist these groups in developing and maintaining effective governance structures, enhancing member participation, and serving as a forum for professional concepts and educational perspectives. Providing guidance on how to influence education policymaking at the state/province or country levels is another of this conference’s objectives. The 2002 Affiliate Leadership Conference attracted 150 participants from 59 affiliates.
ASCD 1984 - 2004: Defining Moments, Future Prospects by The ASCD Staff Writers