ERIC Number: ED315905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
How To Improve Curriculum Leadership--Twelve Tenets. Tips for Principals from NASSP.
Bailey, Gerald D.
Twelve basic tenets can be used to guide administrators who want to become effective curriculum leaders. The following tenets are not formulas for success, but represent different ways of looking at curriculum leadership: (1) curriculum leaders' actions are guided by a curriculum model; (2) leaders use curriculum governance documents to identify and clarify the directions, roles, and responsibilities of all stakeholders in the curriculum monitoring process; (3) leaders create and use curriculum materials that are tied to school district guiding documents; (4) curriculum leaders know the difference between curriculum construction and curriculum monitoring and employ leadership skills accordingly; (5) curriculum leaders see curriculum development as a continuous process; (6) curriculum leaders empower others in curriculum construction and monitoring; (7) curriculum leaders see the interconnectedness of curriculum supervision and staff development; (8) curriculum leaders are trained, not born; (9) curriculum leaders are guided by research in the decision-making process; (10) curriculum leadership emerges from the ranks of all the stakeholders in the school district and school building; (11) curriculum leaders believe in self-improvement, staff development, and supervision as tools of improvement; and (12) curriculum leaders operate as facilitators and seek consensus rather than compromise. (SI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.