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ERIC Number: EJ758510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
School Leadership in Trinidad and Tobago: The Challenge of Context
Brown, Launcelot; Conrad, Dennis A.
Comparative Education Review, v51 n2 p181-201 May 2007
To be successful, leaders must understand the people they lead and the complex nature of the environment within which they function. Such contextual knowledge influences leadership styles and behaviors. While research has shown that intrasocietal contextual differences are associated with different styles and different degrees of effectiveness of leaders, it may be that cross-national contextual differences are even more significant. To gain a deeper understanding of such differences, the authors examine how leadership styles and effectiveness are conceived by principals and other senior educators in Trinidad and Tobago and compare such conceptions with those documented in the literature that is focused on Western, more industrialized societies. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago