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ERIC Number: ED342230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 20
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Situational Leadership and Innovation in the EFL Classroom.
Osburne, Andrea G.
A case-study approach is presented to demonstrate how to use situational leadership (a management theory model developed by Hersey and Blanchard) to make students in teacher education programs more receptive to educational innovation in second language learning. Situational leadership theory defines a leader as anyone trying to influence another person, and it focuses on the behavior of leaders in classifying different styles of leadership. One focal point is how to change follower's readiness level so that they are prepared for a change in leadership style: students are delegated responsibilities in small increments (e.g., leading up to a 15-minute oral report). Seven case studies are described in which the approach is applied to: journal keeping by college freshmen; participatory communication in a Japanese high school; preparing students for English as a Second Language examination; composition vs. copying; using heuristics for prewriting; communicative language teaching; and teaching grammar. They illustrate that training in situational leadership offers teachers a concrete alternative tool in introducing new methodology. Contains 9 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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