Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The role of an educational leader is constantly changing. The techniques of top-down leadership in schools today seem to have outlived their effectiveness. Bonstingl (1992), suggests that the Industrial Model (established by Frederick Winslow Taylor), in which management worries about quotas and quality while subservient workers fulfilled management's request without questioning the overall plan involved in process, has stagnated school effectiveness and proven to be a barrier to school reform. In order for leadership to be effective in today's society it is essential that a paradigm shift is made from top-down strategies to strategies which involve more collaboration between the school administration, classroom teacher, and the community.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Dale R. Jackson
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©1997 Steven D. Goodall
Goodall, Steven D., "A preferred vision for administering secondary schools : a reflective essay" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 746.