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Leadership Styles
This document discusses leadership with respect to the educational setting and organization.
# 101569 | 1,713 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2008 in Education (Administration) , Education (Theory) , Business (Management)

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In this article, the writer notes that administrators in the school setting are often not associated with traditional leadership and leadership styles. However, the writer maintains that pastoral and post-modern leadership styles, such as situational leadership, are thought to be the most effective leadership styles for the educational setting. Furthermore, the writer discusses that human resources should be developed into a more strategic component of the educational institution because of its ability to improve educator training, development and motivation.

The Importance of Effective Leadership

From the Paper:

"This common misperception of the purely administrative role of school leadership is often perpetuated by school district officials who themselves are associated with administrative oversight rather than managerial leadership. Yet, as one study of the Chicago public school system demonstrated, the roles of principle and vice principle in the public education system can be very effective in completely reversing poorly performing schools and underperforming staff. As this and other research has pointed out, leadership qualities in the public education system are often overlooked in favor of administrative acumen which, admittedly, is necessary to fulfill all of the state and federal regulations under which schools must operate. Hiring purely for administrative skills at the expense of leadership qualities is sure to affect the ongoing development, and thus the effectiveness, of the educators who must perform to standards in order to achieve mandated scores under the No Child Left Behind act."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dickinson, G., Mcbride, J., Lamb-Milligan, J. & Nichols, J. (2003). Delivering authentic staff development. Education 124.1, p.163+.
  • LaRue, J. Jr. (2004). Pastoral leadership styles. Your Church, 50(1), p.88.
  • Lowell, R. (2003, April). Situational Leadership. T&D, 57, 80+.
  • Peck, C. G. (2003, February). The Art of Leadership. School Administrator, 60, 50+.
  • Sebring, P. & Bryk, A. (2000). School leadership and the bottom line in Chicago. Phi Delta Kappan 81.6, p.440.

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