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Graduate Research Papers

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

Educational Administration and Supervision

2008

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Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Craig D. Murray Jan 2008

Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Craig D. Murray

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The role of a leader is invaluable in setting the tone of the environment and the vision for the school. There are so many parts to leadership, that continual learning will be necessary for any successful school leader. A school leader plays many roles including: a reflective practitioner, a change agent, an educational improvement specialist, and a servant leader who remembers the people who make the system work.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Stephanie Renee Dougherty Jan 2008

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Stephanie Renee Dougherty

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A principal leads educational change. Schools are called to continually change to fit society's demands. Schools that remain stagnant are places where students are not being served in their best interests. Schools need to upgrade in order for students to be ready for the workforce. Principals need to continually scan for ways to encourage growth, improvement, and empowerment.


My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership, David A. Clark Jan 2008

My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership, David A. Clark

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Early leaders in civilization knew that to keep a country free of tyranny and social depredation it was imperative that the citizens within that culture became educated. Modem leaders of education can be found at the forefront of public education in the form of superintendents and principals. In this paper I will define the role of leadership in education, how it has affected my life, what makes a great principal, the principals role in educational change, a reflective practitioner as a leader, and how a principal can use professional development to enhance the effectiveness of his/her staff.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Christine A. Mangrich Jan 2008

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Christine A. Mangrich

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Educators are more than just teachers. Effective teachers are more than simply instructors, and instructional leaders are more than just administrators. Servant leadership is more than a method of managing a school or an office. It is something that encompasses the essence of a person. A servant leader is one whose foundational beliefs begin with the notion to serve first. This leadership persona is not something that one turns on while at work; it is generally part of the guiding principles a person has, and affects all aspects of a person's life.

A leader of service encompasses all facets ...


Reflecting For Action, Christopher J. Mccarville Jan 2008

Reflecting For Action, Christopher J. Mccarville

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To answer the question, "What do I believe about leadership and education?" I have to say that I believe in four main things: Hard work, passion, family and most importantly, faith. If you follow through with these four beliefs, everything else will fall into place. Work hard, have passion for the school, love your family above all, and pray. These are the keys to being successful as an administrator.


My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Lincoln James Rasche Jan 2008

My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Lincoln James Rasche

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As more and more demands are placed on schools, principals must be strong instructional leaders who find innovative ways to provide professional development for teachers. As leaders of schools, principals must meet the challenges of educating today's students. When professional development is of high quality, it can provide principals and teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet these challenges. By meeting these challenges, schools will strive to provide students with effective learning opportunities, opportunities that ensure high levels of learning for everyone (Sparks, 1997).


A Vision For Leading Schools : A Reflective Essay, Melissa A. Margretz Jan 2008

A Vision For Leading Schools : A Reflective Essay, Melissa A. Margretz

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The role of a leader is comparable to a circle. There are so many sides, they seem to run together with no definition of where one ends and another begins. What I believe about leadership and the roles of being a reflective practitioner, a leader in educational change, a leader in improvement of learning for students and adults, and a leader of service all share importance in a well-rounded, successful, educational leader.

In order to lead a school with success the leader must be able to play many roles at the same time. Not only do leaders need to be ...


Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Erik J. Smith Jan 2008

Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Erik J. Smith

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My principle belief about education relates to the importance of students. Without the students, what we as educators are doing would not mean anything. As educators, we must do everything that we can to ensure that we keep our students engaged and learning. I believe that educators often lose sight of what is important and instead get caught up in trivial happenings (e.g., whether we should have the school buses pick the students up on the north or the east side of the school). If educators continue to stay focused on the students and do what is best for ...


A Preferred Vision Of Educational Leadership In Schools : A Reflective Essay, Melinda A. Orris Jan 2008

A Preferred Vision Of Educational Leadership In Schools : A Reflective Essay, Melinda A. Orris

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The state of Iowa has laid the framework for leadership in education through the development of the six Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL). Each one of the six standards details a different aspect of the role needed for successful leadership within the school and the school community. Through these six standards and outside resources, I have found that there are core beliefs and characteristics required to have and maintain success in leadership in education. This paper will cover the essential beliefs and characteristics in educational leadership needed, and their importance for success within the school.


Research And Reflection On Successful Principal Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Leah M. Rogers Jan 2008

Research And Reflection On Successful Principal Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Leah M. Rogers

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A teacher needs to act as a leader, allow the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and promote respect for all things and people. The teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information. The students' search for knowledge is the journey one takes as they learn to find answers to their questions. Providing students with access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied creates an opportunity for individual innovation.


My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership, Jody L. Fink Jan 2008

My Philosophy Of Educational Leadership, Jody L. Fink

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What is the true role of the principal? The principal has to be a reflective leader of learning, a leader of educational change, a leader for the improvement of learning for both students and adults, and the leader of service. The principal is the main educational leader of the learning community. As Wilmore (2002) states, "The primary emphasis has shifted from one in which the principal truly was a master teacher, a recognized leader in instruction, to one in which the principal is a manager of the school facility." Wilmore continues, "The role of the principal has transitioned again, from ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Deanna Martens Jan 2008

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Deanna Martens

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As a leader of change, an administrator looks to the future, plans appropriately, sustains flexibility and continues the cycle of consist reflection and evaluation of the change process and actual change. A successful administrator understands that change is not easy for everyone and assists stakeholders throughout the process. Administrators are responsible for a supportive learning environment. The most critical element for the principal in setting the tone is to be a positive role model. The school, faculty and staff often take on the qualities of the administrator. When taking action of large proportions, a successful administrator communicates clearly and involves ...