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ERIC Number: ED431209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86552-140-9
Measuring Leadership: A Guide to Assessment for Development of School Executives.
Lashway, Larry
This is a "how to" book for school-leader selection, appraisal, and development. It focuses on ways in which to measure components of leadership so that leadership evaluation can move beyond impressionistic opinions. The text is divided into five chapters. The rationale for leadership assessment, along with the dangers to be avoided in such assessment, are explored in the first chapter. Chapter 2 provides an overview of various perspectives on leadership. A selective review of the non-school-leadership literature is followed by a brief treatment of the school-leadership literature. Examples of instruments used to assess leadership, viewed from each of the different perspectives, are referred to throughout the chapter. Chapters 3 and 4 examine the interdependence of the needs of every school district, the forms of leadership best suited to meet those needs, and strategies for choosing a leadership-assessment instrument. These two chapters address how to select an instrument for a school district and then how to interpret and use the data generated by such an instrument. Technical issues are also examined. In the last chapter, nearly 20 instruments for assessing leadership are described, including their purposes, basic features, type of feedback garnered, and appropriate followup. (RJM)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207; Web site:; Tel: 541-346-5044; Fax: 541-356-2334 ($9.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Foreword by Kenneth Leithwood.