chapter  9
18 Pages

Leadership for Learning — Learning for Leadership

Looking at the changing role requirements and new demands placed on the shoulders of those who are to spearhead necessary restructuring and reform, one point is clear. We cannot develop or evaluate the new leadership required for the next century by applying criteria which were developed for a time and place that no longer exists. Hand in hand with the challenge of rethinking the superintendency leadership role is a problem noted by both researchers and practitioners over the last decade — that the time-honored practices for preparing and selecting individuals for these work roles in school systems is inadequate (Pitner, 1982; National Commission on Excellence in Educational Administration, 1987).