ERIC Number: ED289256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Dimensions of Effective Leadership.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud; Hord, Shirley M.
This volume provides a comprehensive synthesis of competencies that research has associated with the administration of effective schools. Following an introduction, section 1, "Re-thinking the Organizational Structure of Schools," presents current thinking on the organizational structure in which school administrators function. Alternative models are offered so that schools can redesign their environment to develop greater excellence. "Research on the Competencies of Effective Administrators," section 2, discusses the skills and competencies of effective administrators identified in some of the major research studies. Section 3, "Competencies of Effective Administrators," groups the competencies discussed in section 2, plus others found in the literature, under the eight categories defined in the U.S. Department of Education's Leadership in Educational Administration Program (LEAD). A ninth area, involving parents and the community in school improvement, is added to the discussion. "Providing Leadership for Change," section 4, recommends ways that individuals can incorporate the leadership functions into administering their school or school district to facilitate improvement. The final section of conclusions emphasizes that the bureaucratic structure of most schools is not conducive to educational excellence. Policymakers should include "leadership for change" as a competency needed to redesign school organizational structure. The report provides 11 pages of references and 4 appendices of identified administrative skills and competencies. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Organizational Change, Organizational Theories, Research Utilization, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.