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ERIC Number: EJ1015433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Principals: Don't Settle for Rolling the Boulder
Hess, Frederick M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n8 p22-26 May 2013
By encouraging a single-minded focus on instructional leadership, the training, socializing, and mentoring of school leaders has unwittingly fostered a culture of caged leadership. Leaders are expected to succeed via culture, capacity building, coaching, and consensus--no matter the obstacles in their path. Those are all good things, the author says, but the mistake is to imagine that leaders can use these to successfully drive sustainable improvement without also addressing the obstacles posed by regulations, rules, and routines. The author outlines strategies for addressing those obstacles, drawing on his recent book: "Cage-Busting Leadership" (Harvard Education Press, 2013).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada; New York; Pennsylvania; Texas; Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Workforce Investment Act 1998
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