Leadership Skills and Teaching: An Invitation to Go Further

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José Manuel Franco Serrano


This article explores the very close relationship between leadership and teaching, a topic which is new in Colombia, but which has been researched extensively in other countries. It starts with important theoretical considerations in relation to leadership applied to education. It follows with a reflection on the association between leadership and teaching. The essay goes deeper with the explanation of the five leadership practices espoused by Kouzes and Posner. As a conclusion, several implications and recommendations for teachers and other educational community members are presented.

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Franco Serrano, J. M. (2006). Leadership Skills and Teaching: An Invitation to Go Further. HOW Journal, 13(1), 65-76. Retrieved from https://howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how/article/view/108
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José Manuel Franco Serrano, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga

José Manuel Franco Serrano holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in education from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. He holds a doctorate in education with emphasis in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota campus, U.S.A. He has extensive experience as a secondary teacher, principal, researcher, and university professor. He currently works as a full-time professor of the School of Education and as the Coordinator of the Master’s in Pedagogy program at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga.


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