ERIC Number: ED392137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Mentoring of Beginning School Principals and Teachers: Solution to a Dilemma.
Daresh, John C.
This paper identifies four common dilemmas that educators face across the globe: (1) meeting political demands for increased effectiveness and productivity; (2) providing education in ways that are consistent with the realities of diversity; (3) maintaining a focus on moral and ethical practice; and (4) determining the proper balance between individual rights and collective social order. The paper considers how effective educational leadership might be of value in addressing these issues. It presents the concept of "spiritual leadership," in which the administrator sees with the "two eyes" of management and leadership. Spiritual leadership might be allowed to flourish in educational settings through engaging in reflection on one's practice, pursuing academic learning, and developing a personal belief platform. The potential of mentoring as a useful strategy for facilitating spiritual leadership is highlighted. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Educational Association of South Africa (Pochefstroom, South Africa, January 1996).