Leadership and Learning

1 04 2009

I have just finished reading an article by Stephen Dinham and found it very useful in light of recent discussions here in my workplace.
The article, which is attached here, discusses various styles of leadership and their influences on student learning.
Here is an excerpt but if you get the chance, read the entire article.

We argued that an authoritative teaching style where high responsiveness is accompanied with high demandingness provides the best model for enhancing both student achievement and self esteem, and that a pre-occupation with building student self esteem through a permissive approach in the hope that this will translate into student achievement and development is counter-productive.”


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1 04 2009
bmcallis

Great article this. Even though it focuses on leadership there is a lot I think can be directly related to teaching also. I like the quote “we make plans, not excuses”

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