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The practice of setting directions is enacted through several means. Identifying and articulating a vision. Educational leaders help identify new opportunities for the school and articulate a vision of the future that can inspire others. , Hallinger & Heck, 2002). To identify and articulate visions well, leaders must be skilled communicators, able to focus attention and frame issues in ways that will lead to productive discourse and decisionmaking (Bennis, 1984; Fairhurst & Sarr, 1996). Leaders must understand their environmental context and work effectively with all constituencies to foster shared understandings (Bennis & Nanus, 1985; Daft, 1992).
It continues to have great appeal to practitioners, researchers, and, especially, policymakers, as illustrated by recent calls for studies to certify effectiveness of interventions that claim the label of “research-based” to qualify for federal funding. In addition, research on educational practice and student learning attempts to provide empirical verification to commonsense notions that instruction matters and that principals make a difference. 1 What Can Researchers on Educational Leadership Learn from Teaching?
At the core of family educational cultures are the assumptions, norms, and beliefs held by the family about intellectual work in general and schoolwork in particular. Other basic dimensions include family work habits, academic guidance and support, parents’ or guardians’ academic and occupational aspirations What Do We Already Know About Educational Leadership? 25 and expectations for their children, adequate health and nutritional conditions, and physical settings in the home conducive to academic work (Henderson & Berla, 1994; Walberg, 1984).