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Educational Leadership and School Environments
This paper researches how a focus on developing educational leadership can provide teachers with new motivation in creating the best possible classroom and learning experiences.
# 102712 | 2,762 words | 14 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2008 in Education (Administration) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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The paper examines educational leadership as it is now pursued in the English-speaking world in relation to often trying school environments and difficult student bodies. The paper shows how teaching leadership does seem to promise support for challenging work environments, nonexistent public support, budgetary and policy constraints and rising delinquency and youth criminality. The paper reviews the literature of leadership in education that highlights the tremendous things principals and teachers can achieve that will help change their societies and the course of disadvantaged students' lives.

Teachers and Principals
Learning from Tough Schools
Student Benefits
Last Remarks

From the Paper:

"Comparable attention to leadership appeared in late 20th century business administration texts to point to leaders as the answer to then uncertain organizations and industries undergoing rapid change. Rather than a staff-line or hierarchical structure, business organizations had to be flexible as management tiers disappeared with down-sizing and restructuring, stopgaps found in individual able to motivate workers and see projects through to completion. This literature borrowed from ideals of military leadership that can be poorly understood by the public, failing to see how best officers are those intensely concerned for those under them. (See Fullan:2001) Like conscientious teachers, they ensure that their decisions are sound, take responsibility for the results of their decisions, do not waver from a well-grounded plan but are also flexible and stable in the face of unexpected reversals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, C. and R. Louh. (2005). New Look at Leadership Development for Urban Schools. Principal. 84: 5-13.
  • BBC News. (2007). Top heads for Toughest Schools. January 15.
  • Clifton, R.A. (2001). Reforming Public Education in Canada. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. October 7.
  • Colley, A.C. (2002). What can principals do about new teacher attrition? Principal. 81:22-24.
  • Fillipoff, S. (2001). Inner city schools - canaries for the public school system. British Columbia Teacher Magazine. March.

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