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The place of leadership in educational administration: Secondary school perspective

T Oke

Abstract


The significance of education in producing effective citizenry through the acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competence provided by competent educational administrators can not be over emphasized. To achieve the educational goals i.e. the social and economic develoment of the individual in the society, educational institutions must be well managed through appropriate leadership behavior and decision making at all time. In the light of this, the paper discussed concept of leadership in Educational Administration, theories of leadership, principals leadership styles, principals leadership qualities, principals leadership responsibilities/role and principals leadership problems with the aims of profound means to ensure secondary school administrative leadership effectiveness.



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