ERIC Number: ED320240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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A View of Leadership through Jason Bradley's Actions and Projections at Windsor Junior High School.
Radich, Paula A.
A successful principal combines "vision" (projects) with effective leadership strategies (actions to implement the projects). Observation of a principal's work style illustrates how the leadership role is performed. A telephone interview and document analysis provide the methodological framework for this individual case study. Work style is analyzed through the theoretical application of Mitchell, Oritz, and Mitchell's (1987) constructs of four work styles: administrative, leadership, supervision, and management. Actions are studied within the framework of Mitchell and Spady's four types of authority: legal, traditional, expert, and charismatic. Findings indicate that the principal under study combined mixed work and authority styles, which may have contributed to what he perceived to be a frustrating, unsuccessful first administrative year. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting o the Washington Educational Research association (Tacoma, WA, March 15-16, 1990).