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A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kurt A. Hempen Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kurt A. Hempen

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The chief purpose of this paper is to discuss the components of six leadership styles: autocratic, transactional, transformational, situational, expert thinking, and value-added. Throughout this paper, my objective is to identify the six styles and compare how each can be used in school administration. Finally, I will discuss my growth in school leadership along with plans for future improvements.


Personal Perspective On Education, David W. Denhartog Jan 2001

Personal Perspective On Education, David W. Denhartog

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In order to meet the challenges of educational administration, effective leaders must understand the culture of the school, model a passion for excellence, empower the stake holders, have a sense of commitment to a shared vision, and look to the future acting with integrity that heightens the value of character. Being an administrator or manager is not enough. Today's school leaders are shouldered with unending responsibilities that challenge their abilities every day. By utilizing multiple forms of leadership along with empowerment the tasks and goals set by our society can be accomplished.


Parenting Styles In Society Today, Julie Hammond Jan 2001

Parenting Styles In Society Today, Julie Hammond

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This paper is a review of parenting styles relative to the importance of childrearing practices. Its primary focus is to identify and examine parenting styles, which impacts childrearing methods. The authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative methods were identified with strengths and weaknesses compared.

From the comparison, it was determined that the authoritative parenting style provides the most success for childrearing in today's changing American society. The conclusion of the paper offers guidelines and suggestions to parents on establishing this childrearing method.


A Vision And Philosophy For Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Brad J. Jacobs Jan 2001

A Vision And Philosophy For Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Brad J. Jacobs

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The leadership position includes many roles and responsibilities that are essential to the growth and success of a positive learning environment. Encouraging participation and drawing from the expertise of individuals within the community will enhance the learning community. The involvement of others in the decision-making, the creating of goals, and obtaining a vision will strengthen the sense of pride in the school and in the community.

A leader needs to make clear the expectations and roles of individuals along with listening to what others are saying. Strong communications skills will play a vital role in all of the aspects discussed ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Herdliska Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Herdliska

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A visionary leader must have an awareness of the past, a feel for the present and a clear picture of the future. Perhaps the greatest skill that tomorrow's educational leader can possess is the ability to enact change. While many people fear change, Spencer Johnson (1998) clearly, and humorously, illustrates the importance of accepting change through Who Moved My Cheese? While the author warns, "If you do not change, you can become extinct" (p.46), he also suggests smelling the cheese (your current situation) often, "so you know when it is getting old (and change is needed)" (p.52 ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Debrah J. Fordice Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Debrah J. Fordice

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The desire to have beauty around me translates to the development of climate as a school leader. It is important for the physical surroundings to make the school family (staff, administration, parents, community members, and students) feel comfortable and at home. Efficient and tasteful use of space help create an environment that produces a feeling of security, and therefore enhances learning. The values of love, family, and beauty all tie together to the creation of a healthy climate in an educational setting.