ERIC Number: ED371430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership for Change.
New England Univ., Northern Rivers (Australia). Faculty of Education.
The United States is trying to prepare 21st century children with a 19th century, factory-model education system that measures educational quality more by input than by outcomes. Schools must be transformed to meet the needs of a technology-driven information society, producing citizens who can analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and extrapolate its meaning. Fundamental changes in educational values and expectations will require new skills and perspectives, especially among school leaders. The greatest barriers to change are attitudinal. As three vignettes show, there is no one best education system. Schools of the future will rely on new technologies; increased parental, business, and community involvement; and extended service for all ages. The New Hampshire Education Think Tank identified six critical skill areas school leaders will find essential for successful school restructuring. Administrators will have to be effective communicators, facilitators, analysts and planners, educators, technologists, and politicians. Closer attention must be paid to the educational methods and content used to prepare school administrators. Professional preparation programs must be restructured to emphasize more field-based and collaborative work. Included are an executive summary and a bibliography of 74 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Univ., Northern Rivers (Australia). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire