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ERIC Number: EJ1136440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
The Consultancy Protocol: Future School Leaders Engage in Collaborative Inquiry
Kamler, Estelle
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n1 p54-60 Sum 2016
Decision-making is key to being an effective administrator. The saying, "You are only as good as your last shot," sometimes applies to the way principals feel when a new plan that addresses a problem is met with opposition from disapproving faculty, staff, parents, or students. Experienced school principals learned early in their career that asking the right questions underscores the search for the best solution to the problem. In framing and reframing the issue through comprehensive query and gathering input from others, it is more likely that the school leader will seek all the relevant data and then be able to formulate, weigh, and determine a plan of action that will engender support. This brief discusses the use of a collaborative role-playing format based on consultancy protocol to develop aspiring school leaders' skill at in-depth problem-solving and enhance the quality of their decisions through peer input.
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Language: English
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