Academy of managementAs a Doctoral Student in the Leadership Studies concentration, Terri McCormick’s proposal was accepted to participate in the Public and Nonprofit Division’s Doctoral Consortium at the 2014 Academy of Management annual meeting in Philadelphia in August.

The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

The 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space.

The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held August 1-5, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; sessions will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, and Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The program theme is The Power of Words.

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“The Politics of Leadership: Expectation and the Common Core Debate a Case Study”

Abstract by Terri McCormick-Dawson

Will politics or research-based policies drive the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) debate in the State of Wisconsin?

This article focuses on the policy dialogue in the Common Core State Standards Debate, examining how adult expectation and leadership has shaped the CCSS.  This phenomenological case study uses hermeneutic inquiry as well as non-participant observation in a Mixed-Methods approach to better understand decision making within the public policy context.

The Central Question is How has ‘Expectation for Student Achievement’ influenced the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Debate in the State of Wisconsin?  Sub-questions: Are other types of evidence used in the CCSS policy debate?  What can be learned to better understand leadership in the public policy decision-making context?  Key words are legislative leadership, political decision-making, education policy, expectation for student achievement, and common core.

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