Qualities of democracy: links to democratic leadership. Introduction For the school principal, recent trends--such as increasing student diversity, achievement disparities, democratic schooling, and accountability testing--have created a perfect storm, one that promotes research, reflection, and dialogue.
Evidence, for instance, is beginning to emerge that principals with accomplished careers in the state of Texas are losing their jobs because of low test scores, and those Texas principals who serve as leaders of schools with diverse student populations are especially vulnerable (McGhee & Nelson, 2005).
In defining the worth of students, teachers, and principals by test scores, education is turning further away from the very substantive qualities--like responsiveness, equality, and respect for civil and political freedoms--which are necessary for a healthy democracy. Such inattention leaves a democracy vulnerable, for as Dewey reminds us, "What nutrition and reproduction are to physiological life, education is to social life" (1916, 9).
The Impact of Autocratic and Democratic Leadership Style on Job Satisfaction. Www.sagepub.com/northouseintro2e/study/chapter/encyclopedia/encyclopedia3.1. Democratic Leadership in Education - Philip Woods. `This is an important book for anyone who is serious about introducing or sustaining democratic leadership in schools.
Busy practitioners will get much from it by going straight to the chapters about how democratic leadership could be made to work`- Kate Myers, Times Educational Supplement `I found this an interesting and stimulating book. The book's ideas are a useful counterpoint to some of the daft notions of macho leadership and management being peddled in education and indeed the public sector more widely. Woods' book has the merits that, though radical, it seeks to base its recommendations in the real world and to argue that there are possibilities for change that can bring about real improvements in everyone's experience and outcomes.
Matching the rhetoric of democracy with reality - or at least making them closer - might also improve the quality of our political process, and hence increase interest and reduce cynicism about politics, something which surely should be welcomed. LEADERSHIP STYLE AND LEARNIER OUTCOMEIN ADVENTIST SECONDARY SCHOLS. Institute for Christian Teaching Education Department of Seventh-day Adventists By Vincent M.
S. Peterkin Principal West Indies College High School Mandeville, Jamaica Prepared for the 18th International Faith and Learning Seminar held at June 16-26, 1996 263-96 Institute for Christian Teaching 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 USA 1.1 Purpose. Ethical Leadership in Schools: Creating Community in an Environment of ... - Kenneth A. Strike. Kenneth A.
Strike is a professor of cultural foundations of education and of philosophy at Syracuse University. He is also professor emeritus at Cornell University, where he taught from 1971 to 2000, and is former chair of the Department of Education Policy Studies at the University of Maryland. He earned his BA from Wheaton College and his MA and PhD from Northwestern University. He has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. He is a past president of the Philosophy of Education Society and was elected to the National Academy of Education in 1993.
His principal interests are professional ethics and political philosophy as they apply to matters of educational practice and policy. Professor Strike delivered the 1999 Kohlberg Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education. Democratic Leadership Style. The democratic leadership style can be one of the most effective styles of leadership.
This leadership style values collaboration and affirmation of followers. A democratic leader shares the decision-making and problem-solving responsibilities with his or her employees, while retaining the ultimate say in the final resolution. This style of leadership encourages employee involvement, engagement, and participation. Environments with democratic leaders often yield followers with high morale who are more motivated to generate and offer up creative solutions, and it produces an atmosphere of cooperation and team spirit.
The democratic leadership style is also known as the “participative” leadership style because it depends on employee participation. This type of leader encourages employees to set workable goals and recognizes their achievements. What Is Democratic Leadership? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. Democratic leadership is a style of leadership found in human resources theory and participative management.
In this lesson, you will learn what democratic leadership is and some of its advantages and disadvantages. You will have the opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a brief quiz after the lesson. Definition. Democratic Leadership Style. Www.la1.psu.edu/cas/jgastil/pdfs/definitiondemocraticleadership.pdf. The Democratic Leadership Style. What is it?
The democratic leadership style is a very open and collegial style of running a team. Ideas move freely amongst the group and are discussed openly. Everyone is given a seat at the table, and discussion is relatively free-flowing. This style is needed in dynamic and rapidly changing environments where very little can be taken as a constant. In these fast moving organizations, every option for improvement has to be considered to keep the group from falling out of date. The democratic leadership style means facilitating the conversation, encouraging people to share their ideas, and then synthesizing all the available information into the best possible decision.
When is it Used? When situations change frequently, democratic leadership offers a great deal of flexibility to adapt to better ways of doing things. Democratic Leadership - Psychology Definition of the Week. Democratic Leadership - What Is Democratic Leadership.