Research Database

Effective Educational Leadership

A 5 page essay describing and contrasting an effective and an ineffective educational leader. These two leaders are described using Scott's general framework for effective leaders of change and includes comments regarding their stance, i.e., perspective, tolerance for ambiguity, security, sensitivity, commitment and so on, and their way of thinking. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Educational Leadership Theory

A 20 page research paper. The research addressing educational leadership has been ongoing for decades. What makes an effective leader? What are the qualities? How can you identify an effective leader? These and other questions have been the foci of a plethora of research studies. This paper presents some of the theories regarding educational leadership and discusses: the historical antecedents of today's theories; Bolman and Deal's framework approach; the reality of micropolitics; steward leadership and servant leadership. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

Educational Leadership

Are educational leaders born to be administrators, or is a good administrator a product of education and experience. This 5 page paper explores the nature versus nurture issue as it applies to educational leaders, specifically the High School principal. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Teamwork In Educational Leadership

A 2.5 page paper that discusses the use of teams in educational settings. The writer discusses some of the many elements necessary for a successful team, training in group processes being the most important. The educational leader also needs to be a coach for the team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Educational Leadership: Principals' Accountability for Test Scores

A 5 page paper discussing principals' dilemmas in ensuring adequate student achievement. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) places great emphasis on testing and test scores, which is reasonable in some respects (provides a quantitative measure) and less than reasonable in others (assumes a level playing field). Increasingly, principals are being caught in the middle. If test scores do not improve right away by the prescribed percentage, then those principals in many cases are summarily dismissed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Use of American Literature to Enhance Educational Leadership Ability

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue. American literature includes a vast body of infomraiton that integrates themes that can be applied to every day life. Authors like Willa Cather and Mark Twain pursued themes that have lent themselves to discussions of leadership, initiative, social perspective and even the conflicts between right and wrong. Though not all of the themes in the works of these authors reflect ways to introduce the topic of educational leadership ability, there are a number of stories, including Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Willa Cather’s My Antonia and The Professor’s House, that demonstrate the most common themes applied to the concept of leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Effective Educational Leadership Today

A 5 page paper that discusses some of the challenges educational leaders face today. The essay explains how globalization affects educational systems and the global nature of the challenges. The writer comments on chaordic leadership as a model that seems to apply to public education today. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Educational Leadership

A 3 page paper that begins with a brief description of some of the classical leadership models along with a brief description of transactional and transformational styles. The writer reports two empirical studies about educational leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Educational Leadership Empirical Research

This 11 page paper reviewed five empirical studies dealing with educational leadership. Topics for each study are: problem/question/hypotheses; purpose; deign; validity; findings; and whether or not the researchers made a compelling argument. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Leadership In Education

This 5 page paper discusses leadership in education. The research focusing on educational leadership is plentiful, yet, despite the volumes, leadership remains an elusive concept. This essay reviews some of the literature and what is said about the characteristics and theories of leadership in educational settings. Sizer's essential schools concept is mentioned as is stewardship leadership. A list of commonalities among leaders is provided as are other comments. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Critiques of 5 Leadership Articles

An 8 page research paper that summarizes and critiques 5 recent articles on educational leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Overview of “New Voices in the Field”

A 5 page paper which provides an overview of the 1995 educational leadership book for assistant principals, 'New Voices in the Field,' by Gary N. Hartzell, Richard C. Williams, and Kathleen T. Nelson.

Education And Leadership

7 pages in length. The writer discusses choices and problems as they relate to the notion of educational leadership. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

School Leadership

A 3 page research paper that discusses the topic of school leadership and what research tells stakeholders about this topic. Leadership research and literature pertaining to school environments shows that educational leadership is a factor that is significant to the role of all stakeholders, not simply that of formal administrators, such as principals (Wallin, 2003). Successful school leaders require a complex blend of "knowledge, skill, theory, disposition and values" in order to achieve and sustain students learning goals (Halverson, 2004, p. 90). Literature on this topic shows that administrators, teachers, parents and even students must all contribute to the leadership equation for a school to enjoy success (Wallin, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

School Leadership And Inclusion

This 50 page paper is a comprehensive study of the issues of inclusion, ethics, morals and educational leadership. The introduction discusses leadership, educational leadership, the moral dilemmas in leadership and the intersection of various forces. The Rationale and Purpose section is short and comments on why the study should be conducted and the purpose of the study. The literature review has a number of subheadings that include: legislation and regulations that govern special education; the principles underlying IDEA; ethics (justice, care, critique, professionalism); the history of ethics and morals in special education, which also brings the ethic of choice and the ethic of character into the discussion and a discussion of the overrepresentation of certain minority groups identified as special education students; the effects and results of inclusion according to research studies; the roles and responsibilities of school administrators and how they have changed, what is needed to establish an ethical school and an inclusive school; and the final section discusses the moral and educational dilemmas school administrators face. A great deal of data are included. bibliography lists 28 sources.

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Education

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay for a doctoral degree in education. Educators face significant challenges in the educational setting every day. Whether assessing the specific needs of classroom populations or applying evidence-based practices to leadership goals, current research in education drives decision-making. The student pursuing a doctorate degree in education does so to pursue pivotal research in education that will support effective educational processes to address current challenges. There are no sources cited.

Immigration Issues/Teaching Social Studies

A 3 page summation and discussion of an article concerning teaching immigration issues in a manner that furthers the social studies curricular goals. The pedagogy that educator Bill Bigelow describes in his article “Rethinking the line between us” (Educational Leadership, 2001) offers a template that shows teachers how the social studies curriculum can promote critical thinking among students concerning Mexican and US immigration issues. Furthermore, the activities described by Bigelow also promote active learning, which goes beyond rote memorization by helping students to assimilate an accurate understanding of the complexity of related positions. No additional sources cited.

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards

This 10 page paper begins by discussing how leadership has changed and some of the reasons for those changes. It then discusses standards for educational standards. The ISLLC standards for educational leaders are reported and discussed. The paper ends with a student-provided scenario and the beginning plan for the new principal. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Concepts of Leadership in School Organization and Administration

This 4 page report discusses issues related to leadership in educational settings. the point is made that educational environment need individual leaders just as much as any corporation, government agency, or not-for-profit institution. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Leadership and Education

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the necessity for leadership in education, and outlines possible leadership qualities. This paper also relates these to existing educational models. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Applying Transformational Leadership In Education

This 3 page paper discusses three topics. It first defines both theory and practice and then discusses the application of transformational leadership in educational settings. The paper provides ideas for actions leaders can take to translate the theory of transformational leadership into practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Warren Buffett Leadership Style

A 15 page paper. This essay reports Warren Buffett’s background, Buffett’s leadership practices and capabilities, an analysis and discussion of Buffett’s primary leadership style, and the benchmarks that demonstrate Buffett’s style. within the report are short discussions of transformational leadership, servant leadership, and laissez faire leadership. Actual examples of Buffett’s leadership practices are provided. The report ends with a brief discussion of leadership, in general. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Healthcare Leadership

A 15 page paper. This essay presents a modified leadership construct for health care organizations. The essay discusses constructs, leadership constructs, functional leadership model, and transformational leadership. The modified leadership model incorporates the functional leadership model within transformational. A graph of the new model is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Leadership Research Articles Review

A 4 page paper that reports on three journal articles. One study considers public organizations and asks whether structure affects transformational behaviors in public organizations. The second study considers the effect of transformational and transactional leadership behaviors on contact personnel, i.e., customer service representatives. The final study explores the effect of educational reforms on superintendents’ daily task, particularly as it concerns curriculum and instruction tasks. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

International Transformative Leadership

A 3 page paper. This paper reports some of the leadership activities of educational leaders in five different countries/cities. In each case, the paper reports the transformative changes they have accomplished, are in process, or plan to initiate. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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