ERIC Number: EJ1090744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Fostering the Capacity for Distributed Leadership: A Post-Heroic Approach to Leading School Improvement
Klar, Hans W.; Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Hammonds, Hattie L.; Buskey, Frederick C.
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v19 n2 p111-137 2016
Principals are being encouraged to distribute leadership to increase schools' organizational capacities, and enhance student growth and learning. Extant research on distributed leadership practices provides an emerging basis for adopting such approaches. Yet, relatively less attention has been paid to examining the principal's role in fostering the leadership capacities of others to create the capacity for distributed leadership. In this article, we examine the specific practices of six high school principals who fostered the leadership capacities of 18 other leaders in their respective schools. Our findings illustrate the key steps these principals undertook in identifying potential leaders, creating leadership opportunities for them, facilitating their role transitions and providing them with continuous support.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Administration, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership, Capacity Building, Principals, Administrator Role, High Schools, Educational Practices, Administrative Principles, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Motivation, Ability Identification, Educational Opportunities, Administrative Change, Transitional Programs, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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