ERIC Number: EJ1048329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Taming Turbulence: An Examination of School Leadership Practice during Unstable Times
Myers, Edward L.
Professional Educator, v38 n2 Fall 2014
Within the realm of K-12 education, instability is an inherent feature that school leaders must successfully manage. "Turbulence," in the form of micro-level issues (day-to-day, in-house happenings) and macro-level concerns (externally imposed organizational disturbances/changes), develops indiscriminately and may escalate quickly without adequate warning. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the means by which a school leader can moderate the school atmosphere. This paper reveals the decisions, devices, and behaviors of one school principal who worked to minimize the effects of turbulent conditions in the senior high school setting. The findings illuminate particular leadership tools and actions that may be of assistance to school leaders who seek to better stabilize their schools.
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Principals, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Transformational Leadership, Case Studies, Leadership Effectiveness, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania