ERIC Number: ED225288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Rethinking Leadership Models: Perspectives of an Associate Superintendent in a Predominately Black Subdistrict.
Ewell, Yvonne A.
Women, especially black women, may be the primary "change agents" in institutions in the 1980s. Women in education should distinguish between women's equity and the need to reform educational institutions to equip them to serve urban, ethnically diverse populations. The crisis in American society and the inappropriateness of its educational, religious, and political institutions indicate the need to change the institutions and, in education, the need to purge such rationalizations for low achievement as low intelligence quotients (I.Q.) or low social class. Given education's need for leadership, as well as the reduction in the number of women administrators, women administrators in education need to have above-average sensibility (that is, perception of surrounding conditions) and need to see the systemic nature of education's problems. For 5 years the author's personal responsibility has been running the East Oak Cliff Subdistrict of the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District. The subdistrict has experienced improvement in achievement, discipline, and parent and community relations, and has used the assumptions that black and poor children can learn in a culturally pluralist, success-oriented instruction model. The subdistrict's programs are based on emphases involving school climate, skills mastery, and community outreach. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Anaheim, CA, March 20-23, 1982).