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Graduate Research Papers

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

Educational Administration and Supervision

2007

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What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Thomas Keegan Knight Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Thomas Keegan Knight

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The leadership quality is more of an art than a statement. A leader is a server and a debtor, whose first responsibility is to define reality and last responsibility is to say thank you (DePree, 1989). This paper will communicate my educational beliefs, the role of reflective practice in an educational setting, steps to follow in the change process and models, current research for improved learning in the classroom, as well as the importance of being a leader of service in a community. All of these elements are related to the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) and are pertinent ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Angela C. Fogle Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Angela C. Fogle

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Leadership in 21 st century education will become one of the most important cultural necessities, if education is to serve our society appropriately and move it forward to adjust to the challenges of the future. Leaders in education must be prepared to embrace new and challenging roles that will guide educational leadership into the future. Those roles will include: instructional leadership, organizational leadership, ethical leadership, visionary leadership, and collaborative leadership. As the educational leaders of the future move to incorporate these leadership styles into practice, education will be able to move forward in a positive and successful direction.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Brandon M. Kleve Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Brandon M. Kleve

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Educational leadership should focus on excellence much like that found in the military, medicine, professional athletics, and business. With current educational focus on student achievement and proficiency educational leaders must strive for encompassing excellence throughout the school. Leadership directing this excellence must include designing effective professional development, have a clear vision, and implement programs towards standards-based instruction. To drive towards this excellence educational leaders must be effective communicators, reflective thinkers, and be willing to share leadership.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Debra A. Kisch Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Debra A. Kisch

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I remember when my morn was driving me to my first day of preschool. I asked her if she would drive me to school when I went to the University of Northern Iowa too? I was going to be a teacher, and I didn't want to go alone. That was about twenty years ago, and my morn kept her promise. I did attend the University of Northern Iowa; I did become a teacher, and my mom did take me for my first day of orientation.

Education is an American value that I feel is one of the most important ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Todd M. Kress Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Todd M. Kress

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Whether you are a leader reflecting on past experiences, a leader whom is adjusting to changes and motivating others to adjust to changes, a leader who is challenging him or herself and all others to continue education, or a leader who is serving every stakeholder involved in the school, you need to make sure that students are not missing out on the greatest educational experience they can possibly get. The students are the number one reason why anyone goes into education, and no matter what happens in our busy lives we need to remember that. Every student needs to be ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Lisa L. Goedken Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Lisa L. Goedken

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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 ...


A Vision For School Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Tamela J. Johnson Jan 2007

A Vision For School Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Tamela J. Johnson

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The intent of this essay is to develop a broader perspective of the impact that leadership has on the bottom line, student achievement. It is the responsibility of educational leaders to enable stakeholders to clarify priorities and develop plans to achieve that ultimate goal, an upward trend in achievement for all students. As members of the administrative and school leadership teams, the principals will continue to develop an ongoing process of looking around the comer, asking if what is happening in the educational environment is making a difference, and remember that perception is reality.


Compilation Of Critical Element Papers For Principalship Cohort, Ryan K. Junge Jan 2007

Compilation Of Critical Element Papers For Principalship Cohort, Ryan K. Junge

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The most important role of an educational leader is the leader of instruction. It is crucial that you implement a quality atmosphere within your school that is conducive to high quality instruction. It is also essential that the curriculum being taught in the classrooms is rigorous and relevant to the students. If the material is not relevant, the student will struggle to understand the importance of learning the material. If the curriculum is not rigorous, schools are not doing their job of challenging and pushing students to excel at the highest levels.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Julia M. Jorgenson Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Julia M. Jorgenson

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To be an effective leader, one needs to have many characteristics. She needs to be a leader of reflection, change, learning and service. When a principal reflects, she will be a better principal. She will know how to make better decisions. A leader that makes changes is an effective leader. With reflection, a principal can realize what needs to be changed to help students in her school. A principal needs to be constantly learning and encouraging her teachers to continue their learning. When principals and teachers continue learning, they can be better educators. Finally, principals need to be service oriented ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Julie A. Bride Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Julie A. Bride

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Exemplary educational leadership requires mastery of many essential skills. In order for a principal to be an effective instructional leader, one must support the success of all students by nurturing an environment based upon the school's developed vision. An instructional leader believes in, values, and is committed to the fact that all students have the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become successful adults. Each student is an individual with unique needs. An educational leader must be a proactive advocate for the needs of all children.


A Vision For Leading : A Reflective Essay, Carrie M. Heinzerling Jan 2007

A Vision For Leading : A Reflective Essay, Carrie M. Heinzerling

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Being a leader has many important aspects. Education added to the leadership adds many new dimensions. Principals take the hopes and dreams of students and adults into their care. The leadership role taken on by principals has to incorporate many qualities. Principals must be leaders of learning, leaders of change, leaders of improvement for students and adults, and leaders of service. Principals have a lot on their plates. They are leaders of everything from learning to change. They have to be managers of time and money, and they have to be leaders of curriculum and data analysis.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Christopher A. Cartee Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Christopher A. Cartee

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There are many issues facing today's educators and educational leaders. These issues are exactly why I decided to return to education after a career in law enforcement. I would like to tell you why I became an educator. I will also analyze the importance of using reflective practice as a principal or teacher. I will examine the current research pertaining to the role of the leader in terms of educational change, adult and student learning, and service.


A Commitment To Excellence In Educational Leadership: A Reflective Essay, Michelle A. Hunt Jan 2007

A Commitment To Excellence In Educational Leadership: A Reflective Essay, Michelle A. Hunt

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The role of a principal is an overwhelming one – many faceted, imbued with great responsibility and strict accountability. I know the perfect principal does not exist. The "perfect" robotic leader would have little, if any, positive impact on her learning community. There are, however, some very human characteristics that, if practiced, would positively contribute to the community's educational success.

These practices and values are set forth in this reflective essay. I am confident that those who share my vision – that every human being matters and makes a contribution to the entire learning community – will experience the joy and immense ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Adam R. Booth Jan 2007

What I Believe About Leadership And Education, Adam R. Booth

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Every administrator at every school is different and every administrator has a different vision for their future. It is our job as educators to lead each student down the correct path. If one student's goal is to go straight to the work force after graduation, we as educators need to do everything we can for him/her to make sure he/she has the skills to be prepared. The same is true for the college bound student.

Successful leaders are those who have a vision of where their school needs to go. If a school did not have a ...