ERIC Number: ED105604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
The School Administrator: A Relational Leader of Communities. An Occasional Paper.
Lobb, M. Delbert; And Others
A dynamically exploding world demands new modes of educational leadership. New definitions of leadership are focusing on humanistically oriented, affectively concerned, relational, caring kinds of persons. The basic focus of CFK Ltd. has been on improving schools by improving the leadership behavior of school administrators. The relational concept discussed here emphasizes the individual self as a vital part of the curriculum. The group is a critical resource that can be developed to help learners learn more about themselves. The concept of the school administrator as a relational leader of communities includes continued attention to the school administrator as a leader, extension of the concept of schools into "communities," and a new perspective on educational climate, which is termed relational. An effective relational leader is a person who, by working with others, can establish the conditions under which these concepts can become a reality. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Conceptual Schemes, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Humanistic Education, Humanization, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Organizational Climate, School Community Relationship
CFK, Ltd. Publications, Nueva Learning Center, P.O. Box 1366, Burlingame, California 94010 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CFK, Ltd., Denver, CO.