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Charles Slater

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Bio

Charles L. Slater is Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University Long Beach. He previously served as professor at Texas State University San Marcos, and was superintendent of schools in Texas and Massachusetts.

He has published articles on educational leadership in the U.S., Costa Rica, Spain, and Mexico as well as other topics in journals such as:  Educational Administration Quarterly, Education, Management, Administration and Leadership, School Management and Leadershipthe Journal of Educational Administration, the International Journal of Servant Leadership, the Educational Forum, the Journal of School Leadership, the International Journal of Leadership in Education, and the Journal of Adult Development.

He is fluent in Spanish.

Degrees

PhD , University of Wisconsin Madison , 1973
MAT , Occidental College , 1970
BA , University of Minnesota , 1968

Research Interests

I am teaching, conducting research, and working with graduate students in educational administration in Mexican, Costa Rican, Spanish, and U.S. universities. The purpose is to provide students with research experience in another culture and gain from the exchange of ideas.

The first line of research has focused on leadership with attention to cultural differences. Are there different requirements for successful leadership in different countries? What are the commonalities and differences in what people look for in a good leader?

The second line of research has looked at the challenges of school directors in countries across the world. What does the experience of directors suggest for educational administration preparation? This work has been conducted with  the International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP) 

The third line of research has been conducted with the  International Study of Leadership Development Network (ISLDN) to examine the beliefs and actions of principals who are pursuing social justice. The findings have been presented at conferences and published in national and international journals.

Representative Publications

EDITED JOURNAL

Slater, C.L., Antunez, S., & Silva, P. (2014). Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Educacion (REICE). Speical issue on Avances recientes sobre el liderazgo escolar en países anglófonos.

EDITED BOOK

Slater, C.L. & Nelson, S. (eds.) (2013). Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, England.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Shin, S., Slater, C.L., & Ortiz, S. (in press). Leader Perceptions and Student Achievement: An Examination of Reading and Mathematics International Test Results in Korea and the United States. International Journal of Educational  Management.

Silva, P., Slater, C.L., Lopez Gorosave, G., Cerdas,V., Torres, N., Antunez, S., & Briceno, F. (2017). Educational leadership for social justice in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(3).

Slater, C.L., Lopez Gorosave, G., Cerdas,V., Rosabal, S., Torres, N., & Briceno, F. (2016). Teachers’ Perceptions of        Social Justice and School Leadership in Costa Rica and Mexico. Journal of Educational Leadership Policy and Practice, 31(2). 151-164.

Romay, M., Slater, C.L., & Magee, C. (2016). Principal leadership and challenges for developing a school culture of evaluation. In S. Scott, D.E. Scott, & C.F. Webber (Eds.), Assessment in education: Implications for leadership. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Romay, M., Slater, C.L., & Magee, C. (2016). Principal leadership and challenges for developing a school culture of evaluation. In S. Scott, D.E. Scott, & C.F. Webber (Eds.), Assessment in education: Implications for leadership. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Magee, C. & Slater, C.L. (2015). Mentoring for New Principals in Urban School Districts. In L. Searby & S. Brondyk  (eds.) Mentoring Best Practices in Teacher and Leader Development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Slater, C. L. (2014). Entrevista sobre liderazgo en el Monográfico en la Revista de Organización y Gestión Educativa (http://www.oge.net/).

Shin, S., Slater, C.L., & Backhoff, E. (2013). Principal Perceptions and Student Achievement in Reading in Korea, Mexico and the United States: Educational Leadership, School Autonomy, and Use of Test Results. Educational Administration Quarterly.

Hansuvadha, N. & Slater, C.L. (2012). Culturally competent school leaders: The individual and the system. Educational Forum, 76(2).

Slater, C.L. & Scott, J. (2011). California on the verge of a fourth wave of school finance reform. Journal of Scholarship and Practice. 8(2), 51-60.

Slater, C.L. McGhee, M., Nelson, S. & Meno, L. (2011). Lessons Learned: The Promise and Possibility of Educational Accountability in the United States. In C.F. Webber, and J. Lupart, J. (Eds). Leading student assessment: Trends and opportunities. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Gorosave, G., Slater, C.L., Eaton, R., Martinez, S., & Garcia, J.M. (2011). Changing school perspective: A challenge for an elementary school director in Mexico in her first years. In M. Cowie and M. Crawford (eds).  New primary leaders. London: Continuum.

García Garduño, J.M., Slater, C.L., &  López-Gorosave, G. (2011).El director escolar novel: Estado de la investigación y enfoques teóricos. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 9(3), 3-50. http://www.rinace.net/reice/numeros/arts/vol9num3/art2.pdf.

García-Garduño J.M., Slater, C., & López-Gorosave, G. (2011). Beginning elementary principals around the world. Management in Education, 25(3),101-106.

Slater, C.L. (2011). Understanding Principal Leadership: An International Perspective and a Narrative Approach. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 39(2), 219-227.

Recent Conference Presentations

Slater, C.L., Silva, P., Cerdas, V., Lopez  Gorosave, G., Torres, N., Briceno, F., & Antunez, S., (August, 2016). Teacher Advocacy for Social Justice in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. European Educational Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Slater, C.L., Lopez Gorosave, G., Cerdes, V., Rosabal, S., Torres, N., & Briceno. (April, 2016). Teachers and Educational Leadership for Social Justice in Costa Rica and Mexico. New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society, Dunedin, New Zealand.\

Silva, P., Slater, C.L., Lopez Gorosave, G., Torres, N., Cerdes, V., Antunez, S., & Briceno, F. (September, 2015) Educational​ Leadership for Social Justice in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. Education and School Leadership Symposium, Zug, Switzerland.

Slater, C.L., Torres, N., Lopez  Gorosave, G., Chacon, A., Briceno, F., & Cerdas, V. (April 2015). Educational Leadership for Social Justice in Costa Rica and Mexico. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Slater, C.L. (March 2015). Estudios Internacionales de Desarrollo de Liderazgo para Gerentes Educativos Universidad de Ciencias     Pedagógicas Enrique José Varona, Havana, Cuba.

Slater, C.L., Torres, N., Lopez  Gorosave, G., Chacon, A., Briceno, F., & Cerdas, V. (April 2015). Educational Leadership for Social Justice in Costa Rica and Mexico. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Negussie, H. & Slater, C.L. (November 2014). The Leadership Challenge of Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ethiopia, University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.

Ortiz, S. & Slater, C.L. (November 2014). The Significance of Supportive Leadership for Retaining Beginning Elementary Teachers in Urban Schools. University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.

Slater, C.L., Torres, N., Briceno, F., Cerda, V., & Chacón, A. (November 2014).  Identification of Principals Who Are Social Justice Leaders: The Case in Costa Rica, University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.

Webinar on Motivación y Liderazgo sponsored by la Universidad del Valle, Honduras for graduate students from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panamá, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and México, March 20, 2014.

Liderazgos emergentes; Desafíos de nuevas competencias para los gestores educativos. Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica, June 6, 2014.

Liderazgo y Motivación Educacional, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica, June 5, 2014.

Inspección/Supervisión de Escuelas en California, EE.UU. Presentation to inspectors in Sabadell, Catalunya, Spain, June 10, 2013

El Director de la Escuela en California. Presentation to School Directors in Sabadell, Catalunya, Spain, June 6, 2013

Innovative School Principals in Northern Spain. Presentation to the Research and Practice Conference, Center for Principal Development, Umea University, Sweden, May 31, 2013.

El liderazgo Educativo en México, España, y EEUU, Implicaciones Transculturales. Seminar at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, May 22, 2013.

Leadership for School Directors. Workshops at the University of Barcelona, February 20, 25, 27, 2013.

British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2013.

 


 

Campus Leadership

  • Member, University Resources Council, 2015-present
  • Member of the International Education Committee of the Academic Senate2011-2014, 2015-Present
  • Member of Retention Tenure and Promotion Committee 2013-present
  • Chair of College of Education Curriculum Committee, 2014-15
  • Internal Assessment for Educational Administration Programs, 2007-2014
  • Agreement between Universidad Nacional Costa Rica and College of Education, 2015
  • Hosting of Visitng Professor from Spain, January-February 2015
  • Hosting of Mexican doctoral students at CSULB Spring, 2009 and March 2011
  • Arrangement for the “Agreement for Exploration of International Projects between the College of Education CSULB and the Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo Educativo, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.” Signed November 17, 2008.