Effective Educational Leadership Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Effective Educational Leadership
This paper looks at the issue of effective educational leadership and focuses of the system in Britain.
# 118459 | 3,843 words | 13 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2010 in Education (Administration) , Education (Theory) , Sociology (Theory) , Business (Management)

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In this study, the writer examines the different models and styles of leadership in the British educational system. The analysis focuses on leadership characteristics and models, and looks at how they impact the emotional dimensions of leadership, and in turn, how useful these specific models and theories are. The focus of this analysis adheres to the leadership in the British schools on the condition of services and the qualities that engage in good leadership. Models and theories are used to measure the requirements of good leadership. The writer concludes that the combination of emotional intelligence and the traditional, autocratic, paternalistic, consultative and democratic models must find their way into the distributed leadership of British schools.

Personal Characteristics and Skills of Good Leaders and Managers
Historical Background Relating to Educational Leadership and Management Skills
Different Theories Around Models and Styles of Leadership
Strategic Processes Involved in Educational Leadership
The concept of Emotional Intelligence and How it Compares to Traditional Leadership Methods

From the Paper:

"The appointed leader is obviously produced through the managerial department of the educational institution appointing a person into a leadership role. This type of leader is often automatically appointed in they have maintained some type of expertise in a certain subject area at the school. The appointed leader then is considered as subject leadership. Unfortunately, the difficult role of managing may not be met by the appointed leader as it takes other qualities to be a good leader, and the subject leader may not fit into these specifications. The functional leader enters into management by the way of their actions. Often, functional leaders have proven their qualities as a leader, and therefore, they provide some of the best leadership. The charismatic leader is successful through their personality traits. These types of charismatic leaders are often thought to be natural leaders and school leaders who can exert their authority over other teachers through natural abilities to lead. Often, these charismatic leaders influence other people in many other spheres of their life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blackmore, J. 1996, 'Doing 'Emotional Labour' in the Education Market place: stories from the field of women in management' in Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, 17, 3, 1996.
  • Beatty, B. 1999, 'Feeling like a leader: the emotions of leadership', Annual Meeting of the Educational Research Association, Montreal, April, 1999.
  • Beatty, B. 2002, 'Emotion matters in educational leadership: examining the unexamined.Doctoral Thesis, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Canada
  • Bush, T. 1998, 'Organisational culture and strategic management', D. Middlewood and J.vLumby (Eds.), Strategic Management in Schools and Colleges, Paul ChapmanLondon.
  • Bush, T. 2003, Theories of Educational Management, Third Edition. Sage, London/

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