ERIC Number: ED480132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Doing School Differently: The Leadership Factor.
Gil-Garcia, Ana; Cintron, Zaida
This paper is not so much about research on school leadership delivery systems as it is about instructional methodologies, concepts, and ideas for rethinking the relationship between theoretical frameworks and the broader issue of practical applications for quality educationabout what it means to restructure schools or meet the needs of todays students and tomorrows society. It is based on the authors experiences in both the world of educating school leaders of the future and the pressing needs for schools that are designed differently, and teachers are disposed to accommodate the new realities. In a case study approach, 39 graduate students in educational leadership were asked to analyze four selected case studies about organizational behaviors and structures using the five elements of the model of school restructuring they were being taught. Cases were presented through a listserv. The global examination of the 4 cases by these 39 students led to findings five critical ingredients to create high-impact educational institutions: (1) sense of purpose, mission, and possibility; (2) sense of belonging, safety, and participation; (3) access and contribution to support systems for everyone; and (4) teaching and learning that is authentic, engaging, and empowering. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Conference on Word Association for Case Method Research and Application (Bordeaux, France, June 29-July 2, 2003).