ERIC Number: ED412592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Leading with Vision.
The idea that organizations should have sense of their direction is a relatively new concept. The problem is that the concept of vision has always been ambiguous. This book clarifies the issues surrounding vision by providing a base conceptual framework for developing a school vision. Chapter 1 examines the nature and content of vision, explains why it is important, and outlines the leader's role in developing it. Chapter 2 examines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to personal vision. The third chapter describes a preliminary readiness check and discusses two strategic decisions that shape the direction of the vision process: Who will lead? Who will participate? Chapter 4 examines the experience of schools whose visions did not come from a carefully orchestrated plan and provides some guidelines for a more systematic process. The fifth chapter examines two major components of the vision-institutionalization process: (1) realigning structures to support the vision; and (2) integrating the vision into the school's culture. Strategies for adapting to change (creating a learning organization) are offered in the final chapter. The book includes group exercises, three sample surveys, and an appendix that contains sample mission and vision statements. (Contains 100 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, School Policy
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 (Code No. EMOLWV; $13.50; add 10 percent, or $4 minimum, for postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.