ERIC Number: ED293825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Extraordinary Educators: Lessons in Leadership.
Reavis, Charles A.
Profiles are presented of six superior educators whose students achieved an excellence far beyond what might be expected of them. The subjects were a speech and drama teacher, a girls' basketball coach, a choral music teacher, an art teacher, and principals of an elementary and a secondary school. The major finding of the study was that, without exception, these leaders gave a high number of correctives. Any deviations, even minor ones, from their high standards were corrected quickly, and not infrequently very sharply. Other significant findings were: (1) they were purposive, demanding perfectionists; (2) they had a sense of humor and tended toward self-deprecation; (3) they gave only a limited amount of praise; (4) they stressed self-discipline, responsibility, and always doing one's best; (5) they attained a high amount of time on task; and (6) they were very family oriented. Comparisons are made between the characteristics of these educators and leaders in the business world. Recommendations are made for teacher and administrator education. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, High Achievement, Leadership Qualities, Personality Traits, Principals, Self Actualization, Student Motivation, Student Reaction, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.