ERIC Number: ED112476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
School Improvement Through Developing Leadership Capacity.
Bell, T. H.
School administrators on all levels are facing new challenges and demands for new skills and capabilities. More and more is being demanded of education as society becomes more and more complex. As more is demanded, the responsive capabilities and leadership sophistication of school administrators become critical factors in meeting the challenge of education in modern America. The school administrator must be accepted as a leader, and he must earn this acceptance through his performance. Very little money is spent to develop leadership for the vast educational enterprise that spends $108 billion a year and involves three of every ten Americans on a full-time basis. More than $2 billion a year in federal money is spent on undergraduate grants, loans, and fellowships, but the practicing school administrator has no access to a sabbatical, grant, or fellowship. School administrators should be offered more renewal opportunities--more experiences that will bring new insight and fresh ideas to the school. For it is hard for any organization to exceed the quality of its leadership. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council of Chief State School Officers' Institute (Laconia, New Hampshire, July 31, 1975)