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ERIC Number: ED108375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-21
Pages: 20
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Leadership and Loyalty: The Basic Value Dilemmas of the Educational Administrator in the 70's.
Coleman, Peter
Many educational decisions are made on issues over which conflict occurs because of value differences among the groups involved. The decision-making model proposed here is a political or conflict model. It defines an organization as stable patterns of interactions between coalitions of groups having a collective identity and pursuing interests and accomplishing tasks, coordinated through a system of authority. The main value dilemmas faced by educational administrators focus on what constitutes leadership and on who commands the loyalty of the administrator. Leadership value conflicts center on developing commitment to organizational goals, reconciling personal and group goals, delegating responsibility and authority rather than abdicating them, continuing a concern with organizational improvement rather than with mere survival, making decisions, and being both task-oriented and considerate. Loyalty--the most difficult, testing, and potentially damaging dilemma--involves three subissues: (1) professional loyalty conflicts between colleagues, collegial standards, and organizational standards and expectations; (2) intraprofessional and interprofessional conflicts; and (3) conflicts between professionals and laymen, and conflicts arising out of political disputes within and between communities and their elected representatives, the trustees. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada