ERIC Number: ED420903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Legal and Ethical Bases for Educational Leadership. Fastback 426.
Thomas, M. Donald; Davis, E. E.
The booklet is intended as a practical guide in leadership for those planning to become educational leaders. It presents a framework of educational values and explores leadership effectiveness within the parameters of an appropriate education for children. Reflected in the discussion are the principles that leaders should adhere to when devising educational policy. The first section presents the bases for educational leadership, listing the basic principles-- presented as moral dimensions--that guide the acts of school leaders. Section 2 provides a case study to understand better the relationship between principles of leadership and decision making. It is intended to help the reader analyze "how" decisions should be congruent with basic principles of educational leadership. Section 3 looks at educational leadership in the future, articulating the challenges schools will face in the 21st century. The last section presents conclusions and recommendations to guide readers as they prepare for leadership positions. (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Guidelines, Instructional Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Legal Responsibility
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.