ERIC Number: ED278154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Leadership: Examining the Elusive. 1987 Yearbook of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Sheive, Linda T., Ed.; Schoenheit, Marian B., Ed.
Symbolic leadership and culture are the guiding concepts of nine selections presented in this 1987 yearbook. In part 1, "Organizational Perspectives on the Work of Leaders," Terrence E. Deal predicts that future educational organizations will depend upon leaders who have shaped cultural patterns from traditions, current realities, and visions. Robert G. Owens characterizes the high school's own cultural influence in creating structure, cooperation, and control. A study by David C. Dwyer, Bruce G. Barnett, and Ginny V. Lee reveals that effective principals direct actions toward the organization's work structure. In part 2, "Personal Perspectives on the Work of Leaders," John Champlin speaks of changing the school's value structure. June E. Gabler reflects on discrimination against women administrators. In part 3, "Perspectives on the Development of Leaders," Pat Burke Guild emphasizes that vision and purpose constitute leadership's foremost aspect. Linda Tinelli Sheive and Marian Beauchamp Schoenheit apply a five-year study to construct a reference frame for effective leadership. Thomas F. Green stresses that leaders determine the norms and conscience of numerous memberships. The diverse aggregate of research, theory, and experience as an intricate whole is interpreted by Thomas J. Sergiovanni. References accompany each selection; appendices give information about authors and association members. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Standards, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, Organizational Theories, Principals, Sex Discrimination, Social Behavior, Social Theories, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Yearbooks
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.