ERIC Number: ED316926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Leaders for the 1990s: Improving the Analysis of Teaching.
Acheson, Keith A.
OSSC Bulletin, v33 n6 Feb 1990
Arguing that instructional leadership changes are inevitable during the 1990s, this Bulletin explores instructional leaders' roles and functions, along with some leadership styles, strategies, and skills, and proposes an administrator training program. Chapter 1 introduces six "organizers" for examining instructional leadership: setting, situation, structure, style, strategies, and skills. The focus is on teaching as a complex activity within varying cultural, economic, legal, and social contexts. Chapter 2 considers four leadership roles: evaluator, critic, coach, and educator. Chapter 3 relates the characteristics of seven organization types to leadership behaviors. A table charts the historical progression from despotic to democratic governance forms. The leadership styles analyzed incorporate many of Hersey and Blanchard's designations, with a few additions at both extremes of the continuum. In programs based on collegial, collaborative precepts, principals must modify their "boss" role to become the team leader. Chapter 4 examines various teaching styles and strategies, along with styles of analyzing teaching. The ultimate choice is an energetic, cooperative, trusted confidant/analyst possessing unconditional positive regard for a teacher's potential. Chapter 5 proposes an administrator training program, outlining its content, essential techniques, and emphasis on curriculum. (12 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Management Development, Principals, Reflective Teaching
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.