This article highlights multiple ways in which kindergarten through
twelfth grade (K-12) school leaders can work collaboratively with education
stakeholders in elementary and secondary school settings to develop distributed
leadership environments in their school communities to address the persistent
and often seemingly intractable teaching and learning improvement dilemma challenges
that plague many schools today. Insights gleaned from a brief examination of
the distributed leadership attributes of one communal cultural tradition are
utilized as the basis for generating some creative strategies for nurturing
distributed leadership environments in school settings. These strategies may be
useful to elementary and secondary school leaders working in a variety of
educational environments who are interested in broadening their collaborative
teaming and instructional support networks and energizing their school
turnaround and improvement efforts.
Cite this paper
Claudet, J. (2014). Nurturing Distributed Leadership Environments in Schools: Creative Strategies for Increasing Community Engagement and Energizing School Turnaround Efforts. Open Journal of Leadership, 3,
39-52. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2014.32005
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