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ERIC Number: EJ781100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
"Degrees of Freedom": A Five-Part Framework for School Leadership
Chaltain, Sam
Social Education, v71 n7 p354-359 Nov-Dec 2007
When educators work together to create open, accountable, relationship-driven climates, schools achieve measurable improvement in everything from school safety to faculty engagement and student learning. But before schools can honor and protect the paradoxical tendencies for freedom and order, educators must first understand how to create shared cultures that nurture the need for individual freedom as a means of forging stronger collective bonds, and engender environments that create unity in the interest of diversity, instead of at the expense of it. This article discusses a five-part framework for school leadership which is designed to help educators start to create the conditions that will engender more free and orderly schools. This approach is not meant to serve as a straight-forward checklist for change. It is, however, meant to provide an orientation map that will help any person, no matter their age or current position, begin to think about the key factors that must be in place for an individual to become an effective leader, and for a school to honor each person's irrepressible, paradoxical need for both individual freedom and a sense of safety, community and order. (Contains 11 notes, 5 resources and 5 online resources.)
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Language: English
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