Mentoring the Organization: Helping Principals Bring Schools to Higher Levels of Effectiveness

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Abstract

Drawing on the work of Frances Fuller's stages of concern, David Hunt's conceptual levels, and Jean Piaget's model of equilibration, a new view of principal leadership is presented. By attending to the preferred learning style of a group, taking into account the level of stress present as a result of initiatives, and listening to the level of concern through conversation, principals can construct a prescriptive strategyfor successful organizational change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
JournalNASSP Bulletin
Volume87
Issue number637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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