ERIC Number: ED379728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Facilitative Leadership: How Principals Lead without Dominating.
Conley, David T.; Goldman, Paul
OSSC Bulletin, v37 n9 Aug 1994
"Facilitative leadership" may be defined as the ability of principals to lead without controlling, while making it easier for all members of the school community to achieve agreed-upon goals. The bulk of the Bulletin consists of a discussion of 10 propositions related to facilitative leadership drawn from 3 sources: (1) studies in 1991-93 of 9 Oregon schools that were members of the Oregon Network, a federally funded grant designed to enable schools in school restructuring; (2) earlier research conducted with Oregon schools; and (3) observations of other researchers studying the interaction between leadership and restructuring. The propositions are grouped under three broad headings--creating and managing meaning, facilitating the process, and operating in an organizational context. Strengths and limitations of facilitative leadership are illuminated. Also described are the interactions among various organizational and system functions when leadership behaviors change. (Contains 43 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Adoption (Ideas), Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Occupational Information, Organizational Climate, Participative Decision Making, Principals, Public Schools, Resistance to Change, School Restructuring
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.