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ERIC Number: ED410656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Leadership in a Selected Exemplary Secondary School Community.
Foster, Rosemary
Public concern about the quality of leadership in society and the quality of education have fueled the demand for educational reform, particularly in secondary schools. This paper presents preliminary findings of doctoral research that investigated how leadership is experienced and understood by students, parents, teachers, and administrators in one secondary school community. The site was a small rural school that had been selected for study in the Canadian Education Association's exemplary schools program. Data were gathered through observation, interviews with 19 participants, and document analysis. The findings emphasize a conceptualization of the leadership phenomenon that transcends individuals, roles, and behaviors. Anyone in the educational community can engage in leadership actions. Leadership in the case study was presented as the enabling activities that occur within the context of trusting relationships between and among students and staff members who are focused on individual learning, achievement, and success. (Contains 34 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada