ERIC Number: ED230549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
Effective Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education: The Dean is the Key.
Gant, J. L.
In a reflection upon the characteristics of effective schools and colleges of education, descriptions are offered on the qualities of effective leaders, management teams, and organizations. The dean is characterized as the key to the effectiveness of a teacher education institution. The dean must not only have a clear mission and high expectations, but also must be able to build a management team; monitor performances; provide feedback; and set a productive, effective climate, based on literature on teacher effectiveness. High expectations should be set for students, faculty, department chairs, and alumni. These expectations should be clearly stated in recruitment, admission and hiring, monitoring, staff development, and productivity, and should be made public in the objectives set forth for the institution. An effective dean also must recognize the fact that a substantial amount of time must be expended in dealing with external as well as internal school issues and concerns. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: President's address presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 22-25, 1983).