ERIC Number: EJ871632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Leadership Capacity--A Key to Sustaining Lasting Improvement
Williams, Henry S.
Education, v130 n1 p30-41 Fall 2009
Studies on school change indicate that schools successful in sustaining school improvement build capacity for leadership within the organization (Harris & Lambert, 2003). Reliance on the leadership of the principal alone is no longer viable if schools are to improve and sustain improvement. Leadership capacity is about creating conditions within the school for growth, self-renewal, and the development and distribution of leadership throughout the school organization. Studies indicate that school leaders and teachers must commit, participate, and have leadership capacity for a school to sustain meaningful change. To explore the discussion on leadership capacity, the author will address a series of the questions based on a leadership capacity survey that was administered to a group of teachers in the school administration program and another group of candidates completing the principal internship in Washington State public schools. To discuss the issue of leadership capacity, the author started with the following question: What is broad-based skillful leadership in schools?
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Leadership Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Participative Decision Making, School Administration, School Personnel, School Organization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington