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Keywords

School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;

Abstract

Educational leadership is a calling that encompasses many responsibilities and numerous obstacles to overcome. The rewards associated with this profession, however, overshadow the potential challenges. Every child that finds success by way of a meaningful educational experience is a tribute to the work of an educational leader. Although a large portion of the educational leader's work is not performed directly in front of a classroom of students, the ramifications of his/her work can be seen throughout a building.

Like an orchestral conductor, the educational leader is responsible for synchronizing separate sections into one meaningful, fluid collection. This person is responsible for monitoring effectiveness and detecting errors. S/he must be able to motivate the group. The educational leader must have a toolbox full of alternative strategies for the employees to use. S/he must be able to create a sense of what the final product should look like, keeping all members of the school community on the same page.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Dianna K. Engelbrecht

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (25 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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