Repositioning Lay Leadership: Policymaking and Democratic Deliberation
by Sharon F. Rallis, Mark R. Shibles & Austin D. Swanson — 2002
The chapter begins by examining the natural tensions that exist among groups, both lay and professional, that have different local, state, and national perspectives and responsibilities. It then explores the potential of lay volunteers in altering school culture for the better, and the role of laypeople in formally defined roles on school boards and advisory councils. The chapter concludes with a proposal for repositioning lay leadership to better meet the needs of our increasingly diverse public.
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