ERIC Number: ED328976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Leadership with a Vision: How Principals Develop and Implement Their Visions for School Success.
OSSC Bulletin, v34 n5 Jan 1991
Developing and pursuing a "vision" for school success is a crucial part of effective educational leadership. This document explores theoretical models of vision for school success and leadership forces in education; discusses principals as visionary leaders; offers practical advice on developing, implementing, and maintaining a vision for one's school; and discusses the leader's role in shaping a positive school culture. Also explored are definitions of the successful school and the relationship between the principal's personal values, vision, and school culture. Following a brief explanation of the Onward to Excellence Program and Oregon's House Bill 2020 grant program, profiles of several Oregon schools are presented, including North Eugene High School, Pleasant View Middle School, Orchard Hill Elementary School, Oaklea Middle School, and Pilot Butte Junior High School. The profiles emphasize programs and strategies that define or promote the schools' visions for success. Programs in school climate, cooperative environment, staff empowerment, result measurement, restructuring, cooperative learning, grade reporting, home-room programs, at-risk students, talented and gifted students, writing, math, and study skills are among the items described. A section on recommendations and conclusions regarding developing and following a vision for success follows. (26 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership Responsibility, Profiles, School Attitudes, School Effectiveness
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($6.00 prepaid; $2.00 postage and handling on billed orders; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.