ERIC Number: EJ1027957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Evidence-Based Instructional Leadership in Community Colleges: A Conceptual Approach
Burke, Kenneth M.
Educational Action Research, v22 n2 p221-234 2014
Instructional leadership remains a complicated and debated issue for education. In fact, traditional theories of leadership from within both education and the organizational sciences increasingly face criticism. Drawing from ideas applicable to differentiated contexts of learning, this article develops an alternative model of instructional leadership for two-year, community colleges. It focuses on the potential and need for establishing a reciprocal relationship between administration and faculty in order to achieve effective instructional strategies through a pragmatic and research-based teaching practice that begins in the classroom. The model is itself justified through an analysis of literature on action research, organizational theory, community college strategic planning documents, and Carnegie Foundation recommendations.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Evidence, Models, Educational Practices, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Action Research, Organizational Development, College Administration, Social Change, Interpersonal Communication, Context Effect, Educational Objectives, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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