ERIC Number: ED212056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Leadership for Learning: A Questionable Slogan?
The answer to determining organizational outcomes is not the ill-defined concept of "leadership." Rather, it is a combination of two factors: the ability and opportunity to influence others, and the value and belief system of the individual. Ability to influence is a function of one's place within the bureaucratic, professional, political, and social systems of the organization. An individual's personal bias system determines what actions will or will not be taken. Learning, defined as the planned product of formal schooling, is the goal of educational institutions. Leadership for learning implies providing direction to an organization in order to achieve the organizational goal of learning. This is done by defining the purpose of the organization and by effectively influencing decisions from a well-established philosophical, influence, and credibility base to achieve that goal. The ultimate purpose of administration is the establishment and maintenance of effective and efficient management systems for achieving organizational goals. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (35th, Seattle, WA, August 16-21, 1981).