ERIC Number: ED337913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Sight Based Leadership: Working Together To Improve Professional Preparation Programs and Public Schooling.
Boyd, Robert L.
The concept of sight-based leadership, a process of universities and public schools working together to improve professional preparation programs and public schooling is explored in this paper. Sight-based leadership, which should be carefully distinguished from site-based management, is concerned with matters of vision with regard to educational program evaluation and development; building compromise, consensus, and coalition; and generating a sense of dignity in the way professionals relate to one another as they carry out their educational functions. The need for and values of a collaborative relationship between the university and public schools is examined, and ways in which departments of educational administration should participate in school restructuring are described. Set in the context of a traditional power relationship, the reality of the difficulties in establishing meaningful and productive collaboration is discussed. Recent efforts by the School of Education at Indiana State University to establish a collaborative model of teacher education involving a local school district and the university are described. A conclusion is that successful collaborative relationships are based on sharing knowledge, addressing problems of practice, generating real-world inquiry, and developing support networks that secure resources. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (45th, Fargo, ND, August 11-16, 1991).