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The Balance of Art and Science of Leadership -- A Dunman High School Perspective

Show simple item record Fong,Foo Suan Yenming,Zhang 2018-07-31T08:09:19Z 2018-07-31T08:09:19Z 2013
dc.identifier.issn 2210-1438
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the two strands: 1) what works when leading people; and 2) what works when improving schools. We draw from our empirical study with a Dunman High School perspective to examine a) the science aspect of leadership, and b) the art aspect of leadership. The former stems mainly from western theories; while the latter has its origin from the east, especially from ancient China. The paper tries to tap an integrated approach of synthesizing both western theories and eastern philosophies available in the Chinese classics. The structure of this paper comprises 1) our perspective of successful school and school leadership; 2) the attributes of a successful school leader, who demonstrates “vision, inspiration, and servant leadership” qualities, with strong characters of being “perceptive”, “perseverant”, and “prudent”; and 3) the principles for the top leader to establish and maintain sound personal and working relationships with his people. We conclude that this hybrid model of the science aspect of structure/system and the art aspect of people/culture, once in place, will function well in an effort of leading the people more effectively, and in improving the school dramatically. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.source International Review of Contemporary Learning Research
dc.subject Successful school
dc.subject the art and science of leadership
dc.subject leadership attributes
dc.subject principles
dc.subject relationship management
dc.title The Balance of Art and Science of Leadership -- A Dunman High School Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 02
dc.issue 02
dc.pagestart 89
dc.pageend 98
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle IRCLR

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