What Is Educational Leadership?

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Educational leadership is the process of engaging teachers to become involved in the advancement of academic settings in all educational levels. School leaders facilitate the creation and implementation of constructive policies to improve the learning process.

Educational leadership, which is synonymous with school leadership, has superseded the term educational administration. It goes beyond the scope of mere administrative and management tasks. The people involved in educational leadership are primed to possess the necessary knowledge, skills and commitment to advance the educational system. Most educational leaders work on the local, state or national level in enacting policy development and matters concerning educational reform.