Abstracts: July 10th, 2000

Watkin CLeadership & Organization Development Journal, (UK), 2000 Vol 21 No 1. Start page: 13. No of pages: 7

Describes the origins and development of the UK’s Leadership Development Programme for Serving Headteachers. Sets out the Hay/McBer model, which posits a strong relationship between leadership styles, organizational climate and performance, and which formed the basis for the content of the Programme. Discusses the research that identified the competences that predicted excellence in a headteacher, listing the competences identified. Outlines the content of the training programme that resulted from this analysis. Reports the evaluation which compared the characteristics/competences of head teachers whose schools were judged to be high-performing with those of headteachers in low-performing schools. Concludes that this analysis supports the Hay/McBer model. Indicates the future development of the Leadership Development Programme for Serving Headteachers.

Subject(s): LEADERSHIP, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE, COMPETENCES, MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT, UNITED KINGDOM

ISSN: 0143-7739. Reference: 29AJ362

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