ERIC Number: ED389074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Leaders with Vision: The Quest for School Renewal.
Starratt, Robert J.
This book was written for teachers and principals who wish to exercise leadership in the ongoing work of school renewal. The book presents a new theory of educational leadership, examines the essential elements of leadership, and provides an indepth look at what "vision" means for educational leaders. Chapter 1 describes the roles of the principal as an agent of multiple constituencies and as the agent of the local community. Chapters 2 through 6 offer a synthesis of the elements of educational leadership from a "new vision" and from a historical point of view. Chapters 7 through 9 explore some foundational meanings such as personal formation and moral leadership that underlie the vision of educating leaders for tomorrow's schools. The book discusses the factors that can impede a school's vision and offers suggestions for overcoming them. It also discusses student leadership possibilities within the school community; how schools are affected by the larger political, economic, social, and cultural forces in society; the challenges of educating for a mature citizenship; and how these challenges speak to the moral leadership of the principal. Four figures, three tables, and an index are included. (Contains 97 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Institutional Mission, Leadership, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Principals
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6259-2; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6260-6; e-mail: email@example.com).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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