School leadership in context

Dewan, Hridaykant and Misra, Preeti (2011) School leadership in context. Learning Curve (16). pp. 13-19.

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In order to understand school leadership it is appropriate to first consider what a school does and what could be the key elements that make it function well. From our collective experience of schools we all realize it is not easy to identify these elements. So far, there is no obvious set of aspects which can ensure the quality of a school. In recent times there have been attempts to identify and in some way describe them but these have not been able to go beyond basic infrastructure and the need for technically qualified persons as teachers. In some cases, they are stretched to include teaching-learning materials which are more than textbooks and notebooks and infrastructure that includes basic facilities for all children to ensure their convenient presence. The experience of the intensive studies on schools as well as anecdotes and conversations with people who are in close touch with schools suggests that while these factors may have some effect on the way the school functions they are certainly not the most significant requirements.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dewan, Hridaykant and Misra, Preeti
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
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