10528 Leadership and its Applications in Education 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Education

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including two of the following: Introduction to Psychology; Social Psychology; Organizational Behavior; Introduction to Sociology; Curriculum Design, Development and Implementation; Individualized Instruction; Educational Psychology; Sociology of Education; Challenges of School Management; Philosophy of Education; as well as Participation in Psychological and Educational Research. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

The course is based on readers (in Hebrew and English) edited by Ronit Bogler.

Objectives: To acquaint the student with the phenomenon of leadership and survey its historical development; To understand the phenomenon of leadership in various educational settings and examine the characteristics of each setting; To diagnose patterns of leadership and types of leaders and to examine their implementation in various educational settings; To diagnose and analyze future dilemmas related to structural and content changes in formal educational settings; To identify and evaluate the implications and consequences of future changes in the school on patterns and types of educational leadership.

Topics: The leadership phenomenon definitions and characteristics; development of theories of leadership; leadership and administration; charismatic, transformational and transactional leadership; ethical leadership. Impact of leadership in education educational institution level; the classroom level: teachers and pupils in leadership roles; organizational vision; distributed leadership. Leadership in the 21st century characteristics of the educational institution in the 21st century; learning characteristics; educational leadership in the educational institution of the future.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.