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ERIC Number: ED260806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Are You a Manager? or Are You a Leader?
Barron, Marlene
Adults who work in Montessori schools often experience loneliness, stress, and burnout. Evidence suggests that the way an organization is managed has considerable impact on the mental health of the people who work in it. It is important to recognize that leadership and managerial roles differ. The head of a school, as leader, moves the organization towards its goals. The manager's principal role is to maintain the status quo in an organization. Phases of school development make different demands on leaders. In pioneer and expansion stages, everyone's energies, talents, and resources are focused on the goal, the creation of the Montessori school. In the consolidation phase, curriculum richness becomes apparent in the classrooms and playspaces, and even the office area often boasts of a copying machine. But have the teachers, who are not being provided subsistence level salaries, shared in this richness? At the present time insufficient numbers of potential teachers are entering training. Serious problems such as these can be solved by skilled school leadership. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A