ERIC Number: EJ859672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Emotional Intelligence for School Administrators: A Priority for School Reform?
American Secondary Education, v37 n3 p20-28 Sum 2009
In order to cultivate a culture that challenges the status quo and expects excellence, school leaders need to learn, develop, and demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence. Studying emotional intelligence provides leaders with the awareness necessary to meet the needs of a staff that is engaged in developing a common vision for their school, maintaining a focus on high achievement for all students, and creating school cultures of trust and respect. Leadership continues to be a focal point for school reform, so policy makers and institutions of higher education need to act on the research that shows the relationship between emotional intelligence and effective leadership.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Educational Change, Colleges, High Achievement, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Educational Environment, School Culture, Administrator Role, Educational Policy, Change Agents
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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