ERIC Number: ED160597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
An Organizational Approach to the Study of Leadership in Teaching/Coaching.
Keane, Francis J.; Cheffers, John T. F.
The influence process for teachers and coaches involves relations with administrators, peers, significant others who may be outside the direct control of the leader, and situational conflicts. Effective leadership requires a knowledge of the processes involved, but existing literature does not cite a single generally acceptable theory of leadership. A history of the literature shows a definite development of ideas from the original notions of leaders having specific and identifiable traits to approaches asserting that aspects of situations determine the effectiveness of leaders and the organizations which they lead, to interactionist's views emphasizing the need to consider both situation and leader. The leadership-influence process, when viewed in an organizational context, is much broader in scope than simple goal accomplishment, and a model of leadership must describe the potential conflicts in which leaders may find themselves. This requires a focus on the leader's unique position within the organization. (DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Convention (March 18, 1977) ; Best copy available