ERIC Number: ED209739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Mazzarella, Jo Ann
Chapter 3 of a volume on school leadership, this chapter reviews theories of leadership style. After defining leadership style simply as "how the leader leads," the author presents and explains significant ideas about the important components and environmental determinants of leadership style. The author looks at leadership style theories that stress decision-making, theories that stress ways of looking at subordinates, and those that stress the leader's emphasis on people or the job. After asking what the best style is and whether leaders can change their styles, the author examines many of the conflicting answers to these questions offered by researchers and writers. The final section presents specific ways in which important aspects of each leadership style theory can be translated into action in schools. The chapter is especially intended for leaders who want to examine and evaluate how they function, for those who want to explore how they might function as leaders, and for those who are interested in the theoretical reasons behind and implications of leaders' behaviors. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavior Theories, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Literature Reviews, Management Development, Principals, School Administration, Superintendents
Not available separately; see EA 014 193.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Chapter 3 of "School Leadership: Handbook for Survival" (EA 014 193). For related documents, see EA 014 193-204 and ED 189 680.