ERIC Number: ED402643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Visionary Leadership. ERIC Digest, Number 110.
"Vision" is one of the most frequently used buzzwords in the education literature of the 1990s. This digest presents an overview of visionary leadership, which many education experts consider to be a make-or-break task for the school leader. It discusses various definitions of vision, the significance of vision for organizations, the ways in which visions develop, the top-down and bottom-up nature of vision, and the ways in which leaders facilitate vision. An organizational vision creates a more unified school culture and serves as a way to reconnect schools to an increasingly alienated public. Although involving teachers in the formulation of a school's vision is important, the principal clearly plays an important role in initiating and promoting it. Above all, principals must create a climate and a culture for change. (Contains 11 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development, Principals
Editor, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.