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Attitudes, beliefs, and values

Beliefs, attitudes, and values impact upon a leader’s decision making and are consequently reflected in the organization. Valuing character, ethics, and integrity, respecting the need for professional growth, and building trust and support among employees are elements of SLT as outlined in the tetrahedral model (Irby, Brown, Yang, 2009). Female leaders are perceived as effective when the beliefs, attitudes, and values of an organization are perceived to be genuinely reflected in her behaviors (Kawakami, White,&Langer, 2000). These findings support the assertions of SLT that there is interconnectedness of the attitudes, values, and beliefs of an organization and the leader. Irby, Brown,&Yang (2009) write “For 21 st century leaders, understanding the attitudes, values, and beliefs of themselves and of the individuals they lead is critical to moving the vision of the organization forward” (p.6).

External forces

External forces influence the perceptions, actions and expectations of an administrator. School administrators may experience pressure from national and state regulations, community action groups and governmental agencies. The decision making process can be facilitated by using an inclusive approach to address the issue. Consideration of potential political outcomes resulting from the decision making process is characteristic of synergistic leadership behavior. The implementation of standardized testing in many states to address federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, 115Stat. 1425) legislation requirements has many implications for building administrators. These implications include but are not limited to school accreditation, student achievement, community satisfaction or dissatisfaction, and teacher accountability.

Building administrators must be the cheerleader that encourages students and teachers to perform at high levels. Effective administrators remove personal agendas and political posturing to address external pressures using a team approach (Hargreaves, 2004). The charismatic building administrator understands that the provision of social and emotional supports is critical to the success of teachers (Groves, 2005). Groves suggests that female leaders have an advantage over men in the area of connecting and providing emotional support. Teachers are expected to build relationships with students to positively affect the teaching and learning process. Just as teachers must address the affective domain of their students, administrators must address the affective domain of their teachers.

Similar to the NCLB act that was established to ensure that children from all economic backgrounds and ethnicities achieve at high levels, England has The Children’s Plan: Building Brighter Futures directed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF, 2007). The Children’s Plan: Building Brighter Futures outlines various goals for addressing specific student and family needs. These goals have tremendous implications and expectations for school leaders. The influence of governmental agencies cannot be ignored and must be embraced as suggested by synergistic leadership theory. Changes in education law encourage leaders to work collaboratively with community stakeholders to achieve mandated outcomes. The leader must abandon the top down approach to harness and channel the collective energy of moral purpose accomplish great things (Munby, 2008).

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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