ERIC Number: ED489711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
5 Essential Skills of School Leadership: Moving from Good to Great
Langley, Nancy; Jacobs, Mark
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In today's changing environment, leaders need a concrete guideline to help them meet new challenges and to update standards and assessments such as The No Child Left Behind Act. These new regulations and laws pertain not only to accountability issues, testing methods and assessment, teacher certification requirements, and safety in schools, but serve to update pre-existing methods in leadership skills. This book will help those in leadership roles develop skills to successfully adopt new techniques that are vital when dealing with national and state requirements and enacting new laws that pertain to education. This book provides a detailed and comprehensive look at theories of leadership styles and behaviors and presents the reader with five characteristics that enable a rookie or veteran leader to become proficient and effective in their role. This guide, which incorporates real life stories and examples, demonstrates how to bring about change and be a successful leader utilizing these five traits: (1) insight; (2) interpersonal skills; (3) self-growth; (4) flexibility; and (5) keeping in touch with the community. This book will be of interest to administrators and professors of educational leadership.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Standards, Educational Legislation, Leadership Styles, Interpersonal Competence, Self Actualization, Guides
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706. Tel: 800-462-6420 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001