The Role of Educational Leaders.

Year: 2000

Author: YEUNG, N T

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

It was found that there was substantial overlap between the theories of effective counselling and the contemporary theories of effective leadership. This study aimed at examining the management style of a group of primary and secondary school principals in Australian schools as means of exploring effective educational leadership. Both quantitative and qualitative research analyses were conducted with these principals. They were asked to share their experience and point of view about educational management. Findings indicated that majority of the principals understood the importance of human relations skills in school administration. Implications for the role of principals as counsellor in schools and effective leadership were discussed.p