ERIC Number: ED359630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
This book provides a personal look at the styles of several school leaders, probes the literature on school leadership, and explores some of the instruments designed to measure leadership style. The introduction explains the need to change leadership styles as education changes. Chapter 1 examines the redefinition of leadership roles and the role of leadership styles in the changing educational system. The second chapter describes two theories--leadership as management and situational leadership. Leadership most effective for rural schools and in reform contexts are described. Instruments to measure leadership styles are discussed in the third chapter, which provides a checklist for selecting a useful measure. Chapter 4 describes leadership roles that will see the greatest change in the future and offers resources for more information. Five figures and chapter endnotes are included. Appendices contain information about 28 leadership styles instruments. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Management Development, Professional Development, School Administration
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209-9988 (Stock No. 21-00375: $9.95 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.