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ERIC Number: EJ805652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Developing a Model for Strategic Leadership in Schools
Davies, Barbara J.; Davies, Brent
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v34 n1 p121-139 2006
Strategic leadership is a critical component in the effective development of schools. Currently the educational debate is shifting to focus on how short-term improvements can become strategically sustainable. This article will put forward the view that renewed attention needs to be paid to the strategic dimension of leadership to ensure this sustainability. Much of the orthodox perspective of leadership development suggests that new leaders tend to first address current administrative and managerial issues to build confidence and organizational ability before moving to a strategic and futures activities. The article argues that schools need a concurrent or parallel view of leadership development in which leaders focus not only on the "now" of school improvement but concurrently build strategic capability within the school. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom