Leadership Development: The Larger Context

Fullan, Michael
October 2009
Educational Leadership;Oct2009, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p45
The article discusses job-embedded school leadership development, defined as leadership development that occurs in the context of doing the job. It argues that in some studies programs with well prepared principals are not noticeably different from other programs. To transform schools, it argues, organization-embedded leadership development is needed to work directly on the organization, its culture, structure and processes, in which the organization is a learning organization and engages in solving problems all the time. It cites system-embedded learning which encompasses the education system of a district or beyond, relying on developing the teaching profession, focusing on a small number of ambitious priorities, and working directly on feedback between instruction and assessment.


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