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ERIC Number: EJ745598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Ripple Effect
Hargreaves, Andy; Fink, Dean
Educational Leadership, v63 n8 p16-20 May 2006
The fates of schools are increasingly intertwined. What leaders do in one school necessarily affects the fortunes of students and teachers in other schools around them. Exemplary or high-profile institutions draw the most outstanding teachers and leaders, draining them away from other schools that, in time, become low-status places in which districts dump their difficult students and weaker staffs. For education leadership to be socially just--and sustainable in the long run--school leaders must be responsible to and for the schools that their leadership actions affect. By engaging in a number of practical and positive approaches--such as paired schools, networked districts, community consultation, collective accountability, and environmental impact assessment--socially just leadership can have an actively restorative effect on neighboring schools. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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