ERIC Number: ED352708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Leading into the 21st Century. Successful Schools: Guidebooks to Effective Educational Leadership. Volume 9.
English, Fenwick W.; And Others
This guidebook presents practical, everyday applications of effective school leadership principles. Chapter 1 describes the roles and responsibilities of school leaders today. Chapter 2 presents a litmus test of school leadership, which is described in terms of vertical and hierarchical models. Problem-solving techniques are presented. The role of the school as "socializing agent" at the turn of the century is examined in the third chapter. The evolution of the school's role, significant demographic trends, and the context for the current role of educational leadership are described. Chapter 4 offers suggestions for instructional leaders. School Management by Wandering Around (SMBWA) is presented as a means for becoming better acquainted with the school and teachers and for maximizing people power. The final chapter describes a three-step process for building an institution: (1) set goals; (2) assess the school culture; and (3) establish a diagnostic/prescriptive development cycle. Checklists and sample planning forms are provided. References accompany each chapter. Six tables and 6 figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leaders Guides, Leadership, School Responsibility, School Role
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (Stock No. D2031-6023-9; $16 prepaid plus $2 handling charge). Available also as part of a 10-volume set (Stock No. D2031-6031-X; $99).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For volumes 1-6, see ED 351 802-807. For volumes 7-10, see EA 024 506-509.