ERIC Number: ED311539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Empowered Leadership: Effective Schools.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Eleven graduate students from the geographic area near and around Southern New Mexico and West Texas, all seasoned professionals in education, all in leadership roles, have presented their approach to leadership. Three commonalities characterize their approaches as revealed by the 10 chapters of this document: (1) leaders must be empowered in order to be effective; (2) the study of leadership is based on the perspective of the work each leader performs professionally; and, (3) a professional dialogue, sharing discontinuities and continuities, prevails in the exercise of leadership. Chapter 1 focuses on the philosophical roots of effective leadership. Chapter 2 discusses the incongruities between leadership theory and the management of effective schools. Interpersonal competence and characteristics of effective leaders are examined in chapter 3. Chapter 4 centers on leader attitudes and his or her instructional role. Chapter 5 discusses the relationship between technology and leadership. Effective leadership in an ethnic setting and leadership in at-risk programs are the foci of chapters 6 and 7. Teacher evaluation and teachers as leaders are among the issues considered in chapters 8 and 9. Chapter 10 links group empowerment to the efficacious leader. (JAM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Higher Education, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.