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ERIC Number: ED261470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership: A Matter of Madness or Goodness.
Thomas, M. Donald
This paper contends that leadership at the state level can best improve schools through a leadership style that leads by example, by force of ideas, and by a devotion to fairness and justice. Responsibilities of state leaders include (1) reading and understanding the effective schools literature; (2) introducing school administrators to the potentials of educational technology; (3) promoting training programs that concentrate on human motivation, history, law, philosophy, organizational development, and human relations; (4) redefining the idea of leadership from one of position power to one of persuasion and fairness; and (5) finding ways to identify and reward effective schools and give recognition to competent school personnel. Ten leadership competencies are listed at the conclusion, and references are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina