Leadership Theories and Strategies in K-12 Education
This course explores the topic of leadership in contemporary public and private schools and districts. Theoretical as well as practical perspectives relative to leadership are incorporated. In particular, the roles and political pressures of governing boards, superintendents, administrative staff, parent and community groups, state and federal legislative bodies are examined. Various strategies for development and selection of leaders are examined. The concepts of stewardship, servant leadership, gender, and ethnicity in leadership will be themes throughout the course. Students who have taken EDUC 615 or its equivalent should not enroll in this course.