ERIC Number: ED359620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Leading the Way: The Role of Superintendents in System Level Restructuring That Promotes School-Based Management. Documentation of a Superintendents' Leadership Colloquium, April 5, 1990.
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Boston.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
This booklet documents the 1990 colloquium for Massachusetts superintendents, Leading the Way. The colloquium program is one of several initiatives of the School-Based Improvement Project (SBIP), which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Office of Community Education of the Massachusetts Department of Education. The project seeks to build a professional-development support network among central-office administrators who are involved in school-based management. In the keynote address, "The Paradoxes of Decentralization," Jerome Murphy suggests that we need new images of leadership, that superintendents should promote the common good and utilize management by exception, and that the central office should play a supportive role. The four colloquia sessions address the following issues--communication, decision making, finances, and accountability. Discussion at each colloquium affirmed the centrality of superintendents' leadership in setting the tone for restructuring, providing support for increased creativity and responsibility, and ensuring educational improvement at the school building level. A list of presenters is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Boston.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts