chapter  8
10 Pages

Leadership, Vision and Dramatic Consciousness

The drama of schooling can continue on a mindless, unreflective course indefinitely. If educators in a given school are to transform the drama of schooling into an international, self-reflecting, self-correcting drama in which schooling for the drama of life takes place, then it will call for leadership on the part of all in that educational community. What does this kind of leadership involve? Fortunately the recent literature in leadership enables us to understand the general shape it may take. A brief review of that literature will illustrate how compatible recent thinking on leadership is with the notion of dramatic consciousness developed above. That thinking about leadership also enables us to link up with our metaphors of player, coach, director and critic.