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ERIC Number: EJ757401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
The Right Leader at the Right Time
Goldberg, Mark F.
School Administrator, v63 n10 p32 Nov 2006
In this article, the author discusses the importance of educational leadership's sustainability and finding the right leader to fit in the system at the right time. Just as book quality and preferences vary from author to author and critic to critic, the quality of educational leadership and the culture of individual schools or school districts vary from leader to leader and from place to place. Effective school leaders recognize their strengths, have a clear vision for education and seek settings that support their leadership style. Sustained leadership that maintains effective programs means the school leader values the programs and is willing to support them for years to come. Priorities are also vital to leadership capacity and sustainability. Finally, education is a shared responsibility among parents and guardians, teachers, policymakers, administrators and board members. Ultimately it is the responsibility of school leaders to lead the school or district to success. And while the types of leaders needed at a particular place at a particular time vary, all successful school leaders must be focused, realistic, calm and dedicated to the work they and others do.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A