educational leadership

9 January 2015

The idea of Educational Leadership in the school is a very important and often investigated concept, in particular in the Anglo-Saxon countries. The purpose of this passage is to suggest some educational remarks about this concept as it is reductive to limit the matter to provide an idea of leadership and then match it with the adjective educational. Accordingly after defining the characteristics of Instructional Leadership and then of Leadership for Learning, the most widespread proposals at the moment, we will look into the real nature of Educational Leadership which, according to the authors thought, must study and promote the educational personalization of any learning process.

The Leadership gets Educational if it aims at precise educational targets and if it is carried out through specific choices of the teacher in the class activity. These particular choices can be reasonably credited with the good results in any learning process. This could be made clear with an example drawn from the Italian school system: the Educational Leadership of the teacher might become manifest within POF thats piano dellofferta formativa, in other words the plan of the educational/learning activity.

2 April 2007

This article analyzes the accession to the principalship position in Educational Institutions in Spain. Starting from the consideration that the principalship is a vitally important aspect for the Educational in Primary and Secondary level System, we carry out a review of the problem taking the scientific fundamentals currently available as a basis to properly solve it.

The main point of view of the author is about the need of professionalizing the principalship position, considering this as a key element in the pedagogic revitalization of Educational Institutions. It is in the service of this idea that the access to the principalship position must be understood as a process with no conditioning or direct political dependencies.

 

Key Words: Principalship, educational leadership, professionalization of education, school administration

2 April 2007

The study explores the role of teacher leadership as a substantive topic for organizational analysis of schools. First, the concept of educational leadership in schools is revised. Next, is necessary to show the presence and relevance of teacher leadership as an indicator of democratic health and teaching and learning in the improvement process in schools. The relationship between leadership and teachers is explored for a new understanding of: teachers work; decision-making; professional development and organizational development. Finally we incorporate some recommendations for a research agenda.

 

Key Words: Educational leadership; teacher leadership; educational administration