ERIC Number: ED176362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Effectiveness. ACSA School Management Digest, Series 1, No. 16. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series Number 44.
Mazzarella, Jo Ann
Many educational administrators are too overwhelmed by paperwork and too short of time, resources, and training, to be effective leaders. Yet some educators and schools are finding ways to make good leadership easier through improving time management skills, providing assistants, instituting administrative training programs, and cutting paperwork. Most literature on leadership effectiveness centers around one or more of three requirements: an appropriate leadership style, effective decision-making structures, and a healthy educational climate that fosters good relationships with staff, students, and community. An integration of all these factors will produce the most effective leaders. This paper summarizes and analyzes information from many authors in the field and contains thoughts from 17 school and school district administrators who were interviewed concerning good leadership. (Author)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Literature Reviews, Research Reviews (Publications), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Participation, Time
Association of California School Administrators, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California 94010 ($3.50; $2.25 for ACSA members)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.