ERIC Number: EJ617813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Standards and the Lifeworld of Leadership.
Sergiovanni, Thomas J.
School Administrator, v57 n8 p6-12 Sep 2000
Used alone, mandated standards and tests provide a dangerously narrow approach to accountability. Superintendents' proper response is layering and realignment-working to improve standards' validity and contribution to school improvement. Superintendents should provide leadership that increases schools' adaptability and spurs environmental changes. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Administrator Role, Change Agents, Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, High Stakes Tests, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Climate, School Culture, Superintendents, Values
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A