chapter  8
Leadership: Paradoxes and New Direction
ByGABRIELE LAKOMSKI
Pages 19

How can we achieve leadership for quality schooling? What (if any) is the connection between leadership and school improvement, effectiveness and performance? If there is a connection, how can it be determined? Most important of all, how can it be developed to further the aim of improving the quality of schooling of all who participate? These are some of the fundamental questions asked in this volume. The various contributions attempt to address these issues from a number of perspectives and raise new issues and concerns in our understanding of what leadership is supposed to be in school as well as in broader social contexts.