Educational Leadership: The Conceptual Framework

Department : Department of School Non-Formal Education
Category : Module
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Area : Educational Leadership: The Conceptual Framework
Author Name : Rashmi Diwan
Description : In a beaureucratic set up, as in India, the policy directives pronounced from time to time place high expectations on schools to implement decisions. One would agree that each school has a distinct capacity to adjust to the decisions taken at apex levels. It is not an easy proposition. While few schools would be able to implement or bring desired in-school changes because of acceptability and adaptability of teaching faculty to the norms set by higher ups, but not all schools would be able to show results. Eventually it is the leadership of School Head that matters. The School Head, more dependent on the acceptability of faculty since each would be furrowing one's own land, because of differences in opinion, perception, readiness to accept change. It is for the School Head then to find ways to bring compatibility among them, convince and change perceptions and behaviour of each member, build teams. It is not sufficient to change behaviour of one member or one set of behaviour, ultimately they will have to change total behaviour and attitudes and form teams to bring desired results. In the entire process of transformation, the School Head through leadership, mainly changes behaviour of individuals through three ways: Power, Authority and Influence.
Published Date : Jan 29, 2014

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