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Leadership and future schools

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Leadership and future schools

  1. 1. Leadership and Future Schools Presentation by Ashok Ganguly Chairman, CBSE
  2. 2. Centrality of Leadership <ul><li>There is no denying the fact that leadership has a powerful impact on schools. </li></ul><ul><li>When schools have good leaders, they become leading schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding schools have effective principals. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective principals develop outstanding schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. According to Peter Drucker <ul><li>The winners of the twenty-first century will be those who can transform their organizations into something that more resembles a jeep – an all-wheel drive, all terrain vehicle that is lean, mean and highly maneuverable.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Peter Drucker </li></ul>
  4. 4. What type of Educational Leadership? <ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial or Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Morality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uncompromising on Core Issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. IS EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DIFFERENT FROM CORPORATE LEADERSHIP? <ul><li>Answer : ‘ Yes ’ and ‘ No ’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>No, because both share the following features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PQRS Factors: Productivity, Quality, Rate and Scalability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a shared vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synergizing the team to achieve the vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influencing, inspiring and motivating the team to test their limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing change and renewal for continuous growth </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Contd.. <ul><li>Yes, because </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A school is not an assembly line. It is not a manufacturing plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality is not a uniform constant for any length of time or for any ‘batch’ of ‘products’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A school is a miniature knowledge society and every member a knowledge worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The organic nature of school abounds in a flux of emotions, feelings and aspirations </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Strategic Leadership <ul><li>Strategy is something that leaders do BEFORE a problem arises. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic leaders always have the big picture in mind – they look to the future – they also know that they can not do it alone. </li></ul>It’s lonely at the top, So you’d better take someone with you.
  9. 9. Educational Leadership – Need for Attitudinal Realignment. <ul><li>Attitude of Happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Non-criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Approval Seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Perfection </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of Adaptability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some Thoughts for the Leader <ul><li>Nothing fails like success </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leadership begins on the extra mile” </li></ul><ul><li>The real risk lies in risk less learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ There are always risk in changing, </li></ul><ul><li> but the risk of failing to </li></ul><ul><li>change is much greater” </li></ul><ul><li> “ Fail faster. Succeed sooner.” </li></ul><ul><li>Make time to think </li></ul><ul><li>It is superb strategy for success at leadership and in life: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Being thoughtful and strategic is step number one as one walks to greatness” </li></ul><ul><li>Act like an athlete </li></ul><ul><li>“ Practice is how one gets to greatness.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some Thoughts …(Contd….) <ul><li>Be outrageously energetic </li></ul><ul><li> “ Go the extra mile to achieve result. </li></ul><ul><li> Embrace change as chance to grow”. </li></ul><ul><li>Grace under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>“ That is what separates leaders from </li></ul><ul><li>followers”. </li></ul><ul><li>So it is clear that your days define your life. There is no such thing as an unimportant day in the school. There is a saying: </li></ul><ul><li>“ As you live your hours, </li></ul><ul><li>so you create your years. </li></ul><ul><li>As you live your days, </li></ul><ul><li>so you craft your life”. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some More Thoughts <ul><li>People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. </li></ul><ul><li>The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is one of the things you can not delegate. You either exercise it or you abdicate it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Future School <ul><li>The Future School should have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regeneration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Essentials for Reengineering Education <ul><ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value added networks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Precaution against Three C’s <ul><ul><ul><li>Compulsion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>So that learning becomes less stressful and more enjoyable. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Work and Learning Culture <ul><li>Paradigm shift from individual to co-operative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on group work </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from teaching to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced dependence of learners on teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting constructivism. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Strategies to Surmount Hurdles <ul><li>Break through cognitive barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming resource barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing motivational barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Facing political barrier. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Structural changes in Future Schools <ul><li>Schools will undergo a process of ‘de-structuring’. </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous flexibility will be infused in time, space and material management. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning materials will multiply in variety moving away from traditional book-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation in the ergonometric designs of schools – the cellular structures of classrooms must yield place to more open organization of space that facilitates interactive learning. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Changes (Contd…..) <ul><li>Certification and authentication may become less important </li></ul><ul><li>When the world outside is dynamic, the school system can not remain static. </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous changes in assessment – not decided by one-shot terminal examination based on KUA model. </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative and extensive application of technology in assessment processes. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Course Ahead <ul><li>Future school will move beyond </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontiers of explicit curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confines of institutional learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrictions of time-bound knowledge acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It will also respond to emerging knowledge fields and fast rate of knowledge obsolescence. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Towards Learning Organizations. <ul><li>Schools as communities of learning ready to share best practices and work collaboratively. </li></ul><ul><li>Change in mindset – to accept new ideas and move away from stereotypes. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Closing Thought <ul><li>So, for School leaders, the message for future is very clear: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve </li></ul><ul><li>Observe </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt </li></ul>
  23. 23. And the Future School will <ul><li>Focus on the processes </li></ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul><ul><li>End the era of routines </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation and interactive & team-oriented activities. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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