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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sample Question For Leadership (qualifying exam for school heads)


Let's find out how much prior knowledge you have about leadership. Write C if the concept is correct and NC if it is not correct.

___________1. Distributed leadership is characterized as a form of a collective leadership, in which
                          teachers develop expertise by working collaboratively.

___________2. Distributed leadership means multiple sources of guidance and direction.

___________3. Distributed leadership equates with maximizing the human capacity within
                          the organization.

___________4. If reforms are to improve learning for all students principals must find implement
                          meaningful curriculum and effective instructional program.
___________5. Effective principals do not just string together a series of individual   actions, but
                          systematically distributes leadership by building it into the fabric of school life.

___________6. It is helpful to know the factors affecting the individuality of teachers.

___________7. The " extrinsic rewards" are often only element in a job.

___________8. The "intrinsic rewards" are controlled by the principals.

___________9. Telling the teachers " If you behave this way , do this job, I will provide you
                          with something that will enable you to satisfy your needs" is an example of an
                           extrinsic reward.

__________ 10. Telling the teachers "If you behave this way, do this job, you can satisfy your needs
                           directly because the very act of carrying out the job will be self-fulfilling or will up
                           your self-esteem  is an example of an intrinsic reward.

__________11. Communication is often formal in classical leadership.

__________12. Leadership is identified by the quality of people's interaction rather than their position.

__________13. Principals have the power to illuminate the lives of their teachers or to cover them in

__________14. Teachers under shared leadership need to develop ownership, learning and sharing.

__________15. Promoting a healthy working environment is one way of demonstrating effective
                          leadership in school. This can be done using the four stages namely
                          forming, norming, storming, and performing.

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