Back to On Becoming a School Leader: A Person-Centered Challenge (EBOOK)
The work of educational leaders depends on relationships with faculty and staff members, students, other administrators, parents, and community members. This book presents a new way of viewing leadership, namely how to become a person-centered leader.
Rather than relying on outdated ways of managing schools, principals and other leaders must take up the challenge of paying attention to the "people issues" of the school.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.
- Learn how to develop healthy self-concepts in 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.
Note: This is an electronic product, available for download only. To order the hard copy of this title, please click here. (ASCD E-Book, 1999) Downloadable PDF File.
Print edition: The print edition of this title (ISBN 9780871203366) is NOT available direct from ASCD; it may be purchased through booksellers that work with Ingram’s Lightning Source distribution system, including most major retailers.
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