ERIC Number: ED203525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Man Over Methods: Images of Educational Leadership.
Bergsma, Harold; And Others
Papers written by education graduate students for a class on instructional leadership are organized into four chapters. Chapter 1, "History of the Nature of Leadership: 1900-1981," examines the nature of leadership in education according to major historical events and their effects on educational supervision. Chapter 2, "Dynamic Instructional Leadership: Which Style for the Craftsman?" defines autocratic, laissez-faire, and democratic leadership philosophies and reviews current literature concerning the present status of leadership styles in education. Chapter 3, "Who and Where: Factors in Leadership Models," discusses personality-based theories of leadership in elementary school settings. The special situations in higher education that delimit the role of the academic officer are also considered. Finally, steps to follow in the development of a personal leadership model are outlined. Chapter 4, "Critical Issues in Leadership Choice," discusses four factors that surround choices made by instructional leaders and that affect professional behavior: legal decisions, social expectations, technology, and professional development. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Legal Problems, Models, Research Utilization, Student Developed Materials, Supervision
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: Educational Leadership
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