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ERIC Number: EJ970553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Importance of Followership in Schools: First, Teacher Awareness
Crippen, Carolyn
Education Canada, v52 n2 Spr 2012
Many books have been written about various leadership characteristics, styles, outcomes, and purposes in schools. Much less has been written about followership. But, in order to have leaders, we must have followers. Understanding the leadership-followership dynamic in the school may promote inclusivity, transparent interaction, and authenticity for all members of the school community. Such clarity helps to develop trust and loyalty. Robert Kelly describes seven follower paths that help us understand the role each member of the school team plays in the leadership-followership relationship: apprentice, disciple, mentee, comrade, loyalist, dreamer, and lifeway. With the move toward democratization in our schools and the use of school teams to develop policy, curriculum, school plans, and school celebrations, the relationship between team leaders and followers has become critical in achieving planned goals and outcomes. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada