ERIC Number: ED290235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Effective Instructional Leader. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 91.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
The first 2 of the 12 publications reviewed in this annotated bibliography describe what principals actually do as instructional leaders. The first document reports on habits and values evinced by eight schools whose principals were viewed as proficient instructional leaders. Although several distinct leadership styles emerged, the ethic of reciprocity characterized schools with the most successful leadership. The second study observed and interviewed five "effective" principals over an eight-week period. Again, leadership styles varied as principals incorporated instructional objectives into markedly similar daily routines. The third publication stresses the principal as master architect of curricular unity, successfully integrating the written, taught, and tested curricula. The fourth and sixth publications address the multiplicity of principal roles and suggest that principals share their instructional leadership functions with other staff to achieve a more collaborative approach to teaching and learning. The fifth article describes a plan that incorporates classrooms, schools, and entire districts in a leadership strategy. The seventh article recommends that principals partially resume their master teacher roles by becoming androgogical educators, or teachers of adults. The remaining publications discuss school policies, practices, and norms that challenge students, conceptual frameworks and models for effective instructional leadership, and effective and ineffective principal behaviors. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Behavior Patterns, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Instructional Leadership, Principals, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.