Educational Leadership In and Beyond the Classroom
Introduction to study of culture, organization, and leadership in K-12 schools. Exploration of the history of leadership theories and practices and their application to current educational settings. Focus on moral dilemmas, ethical concepts, and general nature of ethical reasoning in varied school settings. Contrast the current focus on school reform through increased accountability, high stakes testing, and standards with the power of shared systems of norms, values, and traditions. Study of essential skills of leadership: communication, human relations, shared decision making, and conflict resolution. Includes a service-learning component involving work in the community. One course.