Leadership can be defined as the set of actions designed to ensure the orderly and effective management and advancement of a system or systems. Leadership is of paramount importance to the success of schools and affects all stakeholders, but most especially students. The role of leadership is to make schools safe and effective ecosystems for learning commensurate with regulatory requirements and community expectations. This entry looks at four specific areas of leadership that are particularly important for school leaders: instructional leadership, organizational leadership, public leadership, and evidence-based leadership.
The primary function of schools through time has been to physically convene students and teachers and transfer a corpus of knowledge, often referred to as the curriculum, from the latter to the former. Today’s schools are more ...
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