ERIC Number: ED340668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Enhancing the Professionalization of Teachers through Effective Leadership Training.
Price, Elsa C.
Effective leadership techniques are needed by professional teachers both in the classroom and in interactions with other professionals. Issues related to appropriate leadership styles and leadership training are discussed and include: (1) leadership styles; (2) characteristics of a leader; (3) how leadership characteristics are developed; (4) what followers want from their leaders; (5) myths about leaders; (6) the role of stress; and (7) ways to select an appropriate leadership style for a specific situation. Selected instruments (not included) were administered concerning the following: (1) identifying what good leadership is; (2) identifying one's leadership characteristics; (3) identifying one's specific leadership situation; (4) identifying one's stress level and how this influences one's leadership abilities; (5) how to select a specific situational leadership style; and (6) improvement checklists. A review of the research yielded the following list of leadership qualities: energy, resistance to stress, self-objectivity, work standards, likeability, initiative, communication skills, honesty, perseverence, human relations skills, knowledgeability, self-confidence, and adaptability. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Relations, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Secondary School Teachers, Stress Management, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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