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ERIC Number: ED375190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Multicultural Leadership for Restructured Constituencies.
Strodl, Peter; Johnson, Burke
A conceptual model is developed that presents leadership as process and participation by followers in urban schools in which decentralization efforts are underway. The model advances the work of urban school administrators as they deal with constituencies from diverse perspectives and predilections. Applications of the model involve behaviors that are useful for principals involved in school restructuring. It is useful to see leadership not just in terms of a focal person but as a group process that occurs within the context of a group culture and that requires interaction among many participants. This view is particularly useful in urban environments with great social and cultural diversity. In the context of the transformational leadership that is described, conflict becomes the focal point at which people come together to solve problems, resolve differences, and learn to cooperate with a leader. Leadership is manifested as multicultural group processes that include communication and intuition, interaction among constituency groups, collaboration, negotiation, conflict management, and the ethical response to identified problems. (Contains 52 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A