ERIC Number: ED278150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Provident Principal.
McCall, John R.
This monograph offers leadership approaches for school principals. Discussion applies the business leadership theory of Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus to the role of the principal. Each of the booklet's three parts concludes with discussion questions. Part 1, "Visions and Values for the Provident Principal," demonstrates the importance of understanding personal values and their influence upon future vision. A study by Arnold Mitchell is reconstructed into a "values and lifestyle" typology with four personal characteristics: need-driven, outer-directed, inner-directed, and integrated. Values as determinants in innovative decisionmaking are analyzed in terms of principles of change, types of innovations, and the relationship of values and lifestyle categories to types of innovations. Future educational trends and principals' responsibilities are interpreted. Part 2, "The Seven Intellectual Competencies in Vision," outlines the new theory of "multiple intelligences" as devised by Howard Gardner. This theory outlines seven intellectual competencies that will help principals understand the potentials of their students. These competencies are: linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligence. Part 3 deals with "The Seven Tools of Vision for Principals," which comprise the following areas: delaying gratification, responsibility, dedication to reality, balancing, proper use of power and authority, love, and emotional wisdom. Fifteen theoretical references conclude the report. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Intelligence, Life Style, Multiple Intelligences, Organizational Change, Performance Factors, Personality Theories, Personality Traits, Principals, Role Theory, Social Values, Values, Values Clarification
Publication Sales, Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Knapp Building 059A, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ($6.00 plus applicable sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Institute of Government.