ERIC Number: EJ916876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Democratic Leadership for Community Schools
Ruffin, Verna D.; Brooks, Jeffrey S.
Journal of School Public Relations, v31 n3 p238-250 Sum 2010
Because educators continue to face challenges when seeking to educate all children, there is a growing recognition that schools must work with communities to maximize their collective educational potential (Murphy, Beck, Crawford, Hodges, & McGauphy, 2001). Although community schools are still in the emergent stages of development, their emphasis on school-community relations holds great promise. However, one component conspicuously absent from the community schools model is leadership. Research suggests that school leadership has a positive influence on successful school reform because it affects student success and learning (Goertz, Floden, & O'Day, 1995; Pechman & Fiester, 1994). This article seeks to inform the work of school leaders in community schools by considering the principles of democratic leadership in the development of effective community schools leadership.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Community Schools, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Democratic Values, Transformational Leadership, School Community Relationship, Administrative Principles, Program Implementation, Educational Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Participative Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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