Trait Theories in Educational Leadership
Discussion of the topic of trait theories of leadership as they relate to educational administration. Discuees theories of leadership such as behavioral or role theory, participative leadership, situational leadership, contingency theories, transactional theory and transformational theory and applies trait theory to education. Cites examples of Great Man Theory.
Review of the article, "Creating Leadership Ranks High on the List." Discusses the role of the leader as the process of influencing people toward an intended goal, and a program designed to assist students in becoming leaders.
Leadership in Education
Analyzes three approaches to leadership in education. Approaches include leadership as a set of acquired disciplines, leadership as a set of strategies, and leadership as reframing. Contends the model of leadership as a set of acquired disciplines is the most appropriate leadership approach for an administrator of an adult-focused education program. Analyzes specific characteristics of this style and suggests why they are appropriate for an adult-focused program.
Discusses how to implement an inclusion program at a high school for moderately disabled students emphasizing the role of leadership. Includes annotated bibliography.
This paper provides personal statements regarding one's leadership in the position of program specialist in special education.
The Myth of Education
Discusses the myth of education. The best way to achieve educational empowerment and a quality education. The balance between education, culture, identify and family values.
Discusses core competencies. Concept that leadership is not an innate trait, but a skill that can be taught. Roles that intelligence and emotional intelligence play in shaping leaders. Leadership as transactional or transformational. Specific core competencies within organizations. Importance of emotional intelligence in decision making. Rudy Guiliani.
Leadership Development in Public Schools
How public schools, especially an award-winning school district in suburban Atlanta, are handling the issue of leadership development among teachers who want to be on an executive track.