ERIC Number: ED420102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-16
From the School Board's Perspective: Components of Effective Campus Leadership.
The purpose of this study is to identify leadership qualities and proficiencies that a sample of school board members thought essential to being a successful campus administrator. The qualitative study consisted of six interviews conducted using a blend of the structured-interview and interview-guide approaches. The inquiry focused on determining school board members' knowledge of the principal's role in six domains: (1) learner-centered leadership; (2) learner-centered climate; (3) learner-centered curriculum and instruction; (4) learner-centered professional development; (5) equity in excellence for all learners; and (6) learner-centered communication. The results of the interviews indicate that school board members had a definite image of what the principal's role should be in domains 1, 2, and 6. However, the roles in domains 3, 4, and 5 were not as well understood. Overall, even though board members respected the principalship, they felt that campus leaders needed to be more "civic" minded. Continued "partner" relationships were encouraged to make better use of limited resources and to form communication links between businesses and campus leaders. Appended are brief excerpts from "Learner- Centered Schools: A Vision for Texas Educators" and the "Interview Guide Proposed Questionnaire." (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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