ERIC Number: EJ1159200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultivating Innovation in an Age of Accountability: Tech-Savvy Leadership
Sterrett, William L.; Richardson, Jayson W.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n4 p27-41 Dec 2017
District and school leaders are uniquely poised to serve as collaborative, innovative leaders. However, the context of current challenges often detracts from implementation efforts. This case describes how district leadership works collaboratively with school administrators through targeted efforts related to professional development, articulation strategies, and identifying challenges and opportunities. Cultivating innovation requires a realization of likely dissonance as competing priorities, such as accountability pressure or leadership turnover, can distract from planned initiatives. Realistic decision-making processes are vital in ensuring collaborative leadership and reflection while embracing change efforts.
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Innovation, School Districts, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Superintendents, Principals, Change Strategies, Technological Literacy, Professional Development, Articulation (Education), Stakeholders, Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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