How to Improve Curriculum Leadership: Integrating Leadership Theory and Management Strategies
Principals play an important role in developing high quality, critical, and community-oriented curriculum leadership and renewal. Curriculum leadership is complex and challenging for new and veteran principals. The purpose of this article is to provide an approach to curriculum leadership that weaves theories of leadership together with quality management techniques. Each step in the process requires principals to think about and apply dimensions of instructional, distributed, and social justice leadership theories. These approaches to leadership and management will support the development of a school that is more conducive to positive change, a school culture that embraces collaboration, and faculty and staff who are willing to go above and beyond for their students and their diverse needs.