ERIC Number: ED270857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Leadership and the Educative Act: Look toward the Next Century to Ensure Quality Instruction.
Garman, Noreen B.
In response to the broad question of what is needed to ensure quality instruction into the next century, this paper addresses three related issues. First, it is suggested that radically different inquiry and research perspectives, based on the quasi-anthropological concept of schools as culture systems, need to be subsumed into educators' professional consciousness. The need to pay more attention to the quality of life in schools, especially as it relates to collegiality and professional kinship among educators is also stressed. Finally, it is argued that a new paradigm is needed for thinking about instruction. Educators need to abandon the instrumental view of education, which looks at teaching methods or learning outcomes in isolation, and shift their focus of interest to "the educative act," at the zone of interaction between teachers and students. It is concluded that proposing the "dance of the intellect" is a suitable metaphor for the interrelated process of teaching and learning. (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 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (San Francisco, CA, March 1-4, 1986).