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


Someone once said that to be a great educator was to be like a prophet. You would need to prepare young people not for today, but for thirty years into the future. How do we go about making all the changes that would be necessary to answer all the pressing needs facing most schools? Glickman (1993) has suggested the following:

Success is the intelligent use of mistakes in self-renewing schools. The moral imperative of the schools is for its members to move into their areas of incompetence: If we already knew exactly how to do this work, we would not have the purposeless cycles of educational reform that schools are endlessly caught in. We all need to learn new roles and relationships. (p. 91)

Educators will need to rethink what has always been done. Einstein has stated that problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them (Maleki, 1999). The time to break paradigms will be now.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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Robert H. Decker


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