ERIC Number: ED275780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Leadership in Compensatory Schools.
Leadership is an interpersonal influence, exercised in a given situation and directed, through the communication process, toward the attainment of a specified goal or goals. Good leadership is the significant factor which makes compensatory schools effective. In order to improve instruction, superintendents, school boards and principals should: (1) develop a positive attitude toward compensatory education and the students that it attempts to serve; (2) understand and appreciate cultural pluralism and be committed to the goal of helping each student to succeed in school; (3) encourage schools to develop a shared leadership style in which various administrators and teachers work collaboratively as a team to achieve the agreed-upon goals of the school; (4) initiate an ongoing process of staff development to help the team members accomplish their tasks more effectively; (5) develop the strategies and flexibility to help students, teachers and administrators fulfill the institutions' expectations; and (6) marshal the available resources to achieve the group's goals. (PS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 17-20, 1986).