ERIC Number: ED334672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Getting and Keeping the Best Administrative Staff: The Key to School Improvement.
Jacob, Jan C.
Truly effective schools cannot exist without strong instructional leadership. At the base of the school improvement process are certain assumptions related to the role of principals, such as the expectation that school administrators demonstrate skills as both efficient managers and visionary leaders. The task of school reform has become one of expanding the skills and repertoire of practicing administrators while searching for new instructional leaders who already possess the talents required to fill vacancies. Twelve talents or themes that reflect the belief structure and behavioral characteristics of the best administrators include being developers, relators, stimulators, and arrangers. (EJS)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Management Development, Principals, School Administration, School Restructuring
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Administrators (San Antonio, TX, October 1989).