ERIC Number: ED356517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
The Due Care Paradigm of School Leadership.
The Due Care paradigm for the successful restructuring of organizations is presented in this paper, with attention to the paradigm's role in creating a fundamental shift from vertical (top/down) decision making to shared governance. The first section explains how due care is linked to three legal terms in tort law--substantive due process, due diligence, and due regard. The five principles of substantive due process include knowledge of expectations, assistance, results, corrective action, and many chances. Due diligence is a proactive quality-assurance process that provides logistical support for due care. Due regard embodies the essence of caring and respect. The second section presents an example of due care in action, using the concept of the "learning thermostat" to show how the due care paradigm is a nurturing paradigm. The third section provides examples of the application of the due care paradigm to such organizational concerns as employee termination and management by objectives. One figure illustrates the due care model of school leadership. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Creating the Quality School (Norman, OK, March 30-April 1, 1992).