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ERIC Number: EJ869002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Instructional Leadership: A Model for Change in Alternative Middle Schools
Green, Reginald Leon; Cypress, Sharen L.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v4 n3 p19-40 2009
This article presents a model that instructional leaders can use to engage in a change process that fosters effective instructional change in school districts and individual school buildings, specifically middle schools and alternative middle schools. The authors describe four dimensions of leadership and explain how each dimension informs effective change in educational organizations. The four dimensions are: (1) understanding self and others; (2) understanding the complexities of organizational life; (3) building bridges through relationships, and (4) engaging in leadership best practices. The model is unique in that it builds on current literature, offering a change process that involves everyone in the organization and ensuring that they understand the goals of the organization and willingly contribute to goal attainment through a systematic process. (Contains 2 figures.)
Institute for School Improvement, Missouri State University. 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897. Tel: 417-836-8854; Fax: 417-836-8881; Web site: http://www.isi.missouristate.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001