Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
An effective leader for educational change must recognize that change is a process, not a destination, and be able to instill continuing leadership in others. The leader must first be able to develop a leadership team through which responsibilities can be distributed. Second, the leader must recognize what type of change is necessary. With those factors identified, it is the leader's responsibility to identify the magnitude of the work to be accomplished, what level of change must occur, and to then adjust their management style accordingly.
Throughout the process, the leader must work to develop the leadership abilities of those on the team. In the end, the measure of a leader is not what they can personally accomplish; rather, the extent to which those involved can carry on leadership roles to impact change that will continue to increase student achievement in the future.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
1 PDF file (30 pages)
©2007 Lisa L. Goedken
Goedken, Lisa L., "What I believe about leadership and education : a reflective essay" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 747.