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ERIC Number: EJ829650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
The Administrative Team: Dynamism vs. Dysfunction
Tyson, Nathan
Principal Leadership, v9 n4 p45-46 Dec 2008
Before real success can come to any school, the administrative team must become a dynamic entity. The team and its ability to work within the school setting are fundamental to improving instruction and increasing student achievement. The team spirit that this group develops has ramifications on school climate that directly affect teachers, students, and parents. This spirit is the bedrock upon which future work is laid. Without a dynamic administrative team, improvement initiatives will be laborious and unfocused. It is important for administrators to inventory their professional relationships with one another: a dynamic administrative team will be characterized by unity and trust, but a dysfunctional team will be characterized by isolation and suspicion. If a team suffers from dysfunction, members should take the following steps to begin the healing process: (1) Model collaborative effort; (2) Cooperate, do not compete; (3) Keep no secrets; and (4) Support the team. These steps also serve as criteria that describe a healthy administrative team.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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