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Graduate Research Papers

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

2003

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A Preferred Vision For Administering K-12 Schools : A Reflective Essay, Victoria L. Connelly Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering K-12 Schools : A Reflective Essay, Victoria L. Connelly

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A few important beliefs have become the cornerstones of my philosophy of education. These beliefs include the need to develop collaborative relationships within the school community, create a positive climate, and to always remember that student learning is the ultimate goal for educators. In order to build the constructive relationships upon which success can be built, a leader must be able to communicate. A school leader who demonstrates communication skills encourages the development of a positive school climate where there is respect and discipline. Educators should enhance the feeling of success, achievement, and caring in a school climate by establishing ...


An Administrator's Vision For Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Natalie A. Franke Jan 2003

An Administrator's Vision For Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Natalie A. Franke

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A successful educational leader must have a passion for education and be an advocate for children. A well-rounded leader exhibits traits from all six Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL). Having clear high expectations and setting clearly understood goals will help lead a school in the right direction. Clear expectations and goals will ensure that the learning climate and culture in the building will be supportive, caring, safe, and positive. Students and their families will feel a belonging and want to stay. Collaboration will be a priority for everyone. Working together as a team will create a positive learning atmosphere ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools, Christopher Cruise Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools, Christopher Cruise

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There are many different characteristics that contribute to being an effective administrator. I believe an administrator must have a vision for his/her school. He or she must strive to constantly improve the educational experience for students by building a strong cultural community within the school that makes every student feel welcome. An administrator must work well with many different types of people within the school and community and must be willing to serve on many different committees to open lines of communication with all of the student body.

An administrator needs to surround himself with good people who share ...


A Vision To Lead Elementary School : A Reflective Research Paper, Chad D. Hageman Jan 2003

A Vision To Lead Elementary School : A Reflective Research Paper, Chad D. Hageman

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Leadership is a characteristic in which I believe strongly. I would rather initiate an idea than just be a follower of one. I have shown this with my current role as a teacher, and feel that I can make a smooth transition into the position of administrator. I have identified personal characteristics that I believe will make me an effective leader. Through my experiences and my character I will be able to lead an elementary school effectively and efficiently. I will lead and instruct the teachers into a direction of great achievement. Together we will create a safe and fun ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Timothy S. Harvey Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Timothy S. Harvey

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The purpose of this reflective research paper is to articulate my fundamental values and beliefs that will guide me as I prepare to enter the professional field of educational administration. I will begin with a general overview of what brought me to this point in my life. The paper will then examine specific values and beliefs identified in the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, (ISLLC), of Visionary Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Ethical Leadership and Political Leadership. My goal is to exhibit these leadership standards throughout my educational career.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Rebecca Jensen Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Rebecca Jensen

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Developing a culture of trust is the first and foremost responsibility of the ethical leader, without which we will be unable to examine some uncomfortable truths about the systems we have in place to educate children. In addition, we must be willing to open the practices of the school to community scrutiny. The stories of documented educational achievements of poor and minority students have grown in number in recent years, leading Reeves, in Crusade in the Classroom (2001), to conclude that "Given the clear evidence that children can be successful, the focus of accountability moves from the consequences for students ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Timothy D. Hejhal Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Timothy D. Hejhal

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There are many personal traits that have been found universally among effective leaders. Intelligence, self-reflection, honesty and not being afraid to seek assistance when confronted with difficult problems are examples of these traits. Effective leaders must have inherent "people skills". They must have a genuine interest in and awareness of the needs of others. Emotional balance and remaining rational in times of conflict, crisis, or challenging circumstances are all positive personal attributes essential of effective leadership.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Christopher J. Hoover Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Christopher J. Hoover

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What exactly makes a successful instructional leader? According to Hilliard (2000), a successful instructional leader is one who works at, "earning and sustaining trust, listening actively, mastering timing, conveying a sense of sincere caring, formulating ideas clearly and succinctly, transmitting sympathy and empathy as needed" (p.157). Simple possession of these qualities however, does not predetermine success. To be successful the instructional leader must combine personal beliefs with these qualities to promote advancement in the school and the community.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kaylen D. Dreyer Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kaylen D. Dreyer

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Today's successful administrators fill many important roles that demonstrate educational leadership. First, administrators are goal oriented. They are visionaries with a set path for themselves and others around them. Administrators are also life-long learners. They believe in continual learning for themselves and others. At last, administrators need to be caring, collaborative, and supportive as leaders and decision makers. They need to be true advocates for the children within their buildings.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Lucy M. Evans Jan 2003

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Lucy M. Evans

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I believe that every child born into the world deserves, as their unalienable right, an equal opportunity to a quality education as promised by the United States Congress in 1981. This promise can only be accomplished by maintaining the belief that every child can and will learn if given the opportunity. I believe that within the mind of a child is a natural curiosity about this great world that can through proper nurturing continue throughout their lives.

The atmosphere in the school community should be one of caring and acceptance. Plants and animals cannot grow without proper care and nourishment ...