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ERIC Number: EJ828385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
On Vulnerability and Transformative Leadership: An Imperative for Leaders of Supervision
Glanz, Jeffrey
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v10 n2 p115-135 Apr 2007
Supervision as a field, in the main, remains susceptible and thus vulnerable to various forces, ideological and otherwise, that constrain its ability to play a significant role in instructional improvement and thus in educational leadership. Adherence to inspectional and faultfinding supervision under the guise of standards-based and other practices has serious consequences for the improvement of teaching and student achievement. Unless those of us who are committed to the study of supervision in higher education, as well as school administrators and other practitioners who supervise teachers, are ready, willing and able to assert responsibilities for best practice in supervision through transformational leadership the educational landscape will remain in its transitory and vulnerable state, inconsequential at best, destructive at worst. Relying on the social and educational critiques of Robert Goldhammer and Jules Henry, this article seeks to raise the consciousness of those committed to instructional excellence by offering insights into ways supervision can serve to enhance teachers' dignity, impact student learning and transform our work, and even schools themselves, so that vulnerability turns into possibilities and stagnation into transformation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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