ERIC Number: ED256043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Administrative Leadership, Democracy and the Qualities of Philosophic Mind.
Maxcy, Spencer J.
This paper explores the notion of philosophic-mindedness as it relates to the conceptions of educational leadership and democracy. Three essential questions are treated: (1) Ought educational leaders to be philosophic in their work? (2) Need educational leaders be democratic? and (3) How do these conceptions of leadership, democracy, and philosophic-mindedness interrelate in the context of educational administration? The discussion of these issues focuses on what constitutes leadership in an educational setting, how educational leadership differs from other forms of leadership, and how educational leaders are to be distinguished from other kinds of managers. The argument is presented that an understanding of these qualities (philosophic-mindedness, leadership, and democracy) is crucial to the governance of educational institutions, and that they merit attention as a philosophical problem. Two pages of references are included. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).