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ERIC Number: EJ1067401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Distributing Positive Leadership: The Case of Team Counseling
Tubin, Dorit; Pinyan-Weiss, Michal
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v43 n4 p507-525 Jul 2015
The concept of distributed leadership is widely used, but the ways whereby it becomes positive when distributed from the principal through the school counselor, still call for further clarification. The present study aims to illuminate this subject by analyzing the work of the principal and the counselors in five successful Israeli schools. Using an instrumental multi-case study method, it was found that the main distribution practice was team counseling, a counselor-led practice wherein at any time a student's need arises, the counselor forms an ad hoc team to work together until the problem is solved, at which time the team is disbanded. By working within the school's structure, respecting participants' trust and expertise, and enabling information flow, the principal and the counselor facilitate distribution of positive leadership for the benefit of students and the school. Further theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel