ERIC Number: EJ997952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Where Is Leadership Heading?
Lytle, James H.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n8 p54-57 May 2012
A consensus is emerging about how school leaders affect school performance, and how important principals are to improved student learning. Yet the national reform policies--No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top (RTT)--incorporate assumptions about school and district leadership that are very much at odds with this research. NCLB and RTT call for market-based strategies--choice, charters, merit incentives, etc.--to drive improvement. These approaches might be characterized as corporate-style leadership, but there is little precedence for this approach in educational leadership, and little evidence that it produces results different from more traditional approaches to schooling.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evidence, Conflict, Federal Legislation, Role, Academic Achievement, Educational Philosophy, Theory Practice Relationship, Commercialization, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top