ERIC Number: ED394172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Developing Expert Leadership for Future Schools.
Leithwood, Kenneth; And Others
This book describes change in the nature of school leadership as required by the nature of future schools. Two chapters in part 1 develop the perspective for leadership, based on problem solving, for the future. Chapter 1 argues that the problem for future leadership has three components: (1) developing a shared, defensible vision of a future school; (2) directly assisting school members in addressing problems encountered in achieving the vision; and (3) increasing the capacity of school members to address future challenges themselves. Chapter 2 describes what is known about the present state of school leadership. Seven chapters in part 2 describe the kind of leadership that will be productive for future schools. Chapter 3 raises issues involved in developing a shared school vision and develops one such vision. Chapters 4-6 offer a research-based model of leadership as a problem-solving process. Chapters 7-9 are devoted to selected aspects of problem solving in routine and nonroutine matters--the role of values, teacher development, and creation of a collaborative school culture. The six chapters comprising the third part address issues concerning the development of expert leadership. Chapter 10 assesses the value of a broad array of formal and informal experiences in developing expert leadership. Characteristics of formal preparation programs effective in developing expertise in routine and nonroutine matters are outlined in chapters 11 and 12. The next two chapters examine how administrator appraisal and selection processes might be designed and implemented. Finally, chapter 15 proposes five broad strategies that district leaders might use in their efforts to foster the development of leaders for future schools. Six figures, 15 tables, and an index are included. References accompany each chapter. The appendix contains the principal profile-based instrument. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Management Development, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Values
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-0-7507-0327-X; clothbound: ISBN-1-8500-0743-8).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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IES Cited: ED557946