Educational Leadership and the Continued Need for Minority Academic and Professional Organizations in the Obama Age
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-3-March-2007
Educator preparation and development is a major concern in our current school system. Educators are
being challenged with higher demands and requirements in preparing our future generations for the
21st century. Becoming a highly qualified teacher in today’s educational system is dependent, in part,
by how well teacherswork together with their principal and colleagues.The ability to share with others
and collaborate for the purpose of providing instruction that is conducive to enhance student
development is critical given themany demands that arebeing put upon the system.
Having the opportunities to work with colleagues and building administrative leaders can be extremely
challenging. Much of this facilitation is dependent upon the principal and other school administrators
being flexible and accommodating in providing collaborative work time; to be a part of the learning
process; and to be open to the diffusion of leadership roles.