On Becoming a School Leader A Person-Centered Challenge

ISBN-10: 0871203367

ISBN-13: 9780871203366

Edition: 1999

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The work of educational leaders depends on relationships with people--faculty and staff members, students, other administrators, parents, and community members. This book presents a new way of viewing leadership: how to become person-centered leaders. Rather than relying on outdated ways of managing schools, principals and other leaders must take up the challenge of paying attention to the people issues of the school.Through many examples, the authors show how school leaders must* consciously seek the appropriate type of data to respond to;* increase their capacity for empathy;* develop healthy personal self-concepts; and* learn how to develop healthy self-concepts in others, both students and teachers.School leaders also should be committed to a broad purpose for schooling, should be informed about how their beliefs and behavior influence the organization of the school, and should be able to participate in interactions with authenticity. They also must be able to help create authenticity in their school organizations.In these ways, school leaders will create schools that are learning organizations for everyone. Universities that prepare future school leaders should spend more time developing leaders who are person centered in their approach to leading schools. This new way of thinking will require leader preparation programs to change their priorities for curriculum, academic activities, and field experiences.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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