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School Leadership Needs Assessment at Mumbai, dated 10th January 2016
January 10, 2016
TISS, in partnership with TGELF organized a consultation on needs assessment for school leadership training at TISS, Mumbai. 13 school leaders and educationists attended this session, which was facilitated by Prof Sharon Ravitch of University of Pennsylvania, USA and Prof B Venkatesh Kumar of TISS. Ms Gowri Iswaran, head of TGELF (The Global Education and Leadership Foundation) was also present for the session. The participants ranged from heads of top-notch schools to leaders of organizations of Muktangan that work primarily with improving the learning outcomes of children from less privileged sections. Participants expressed their interesting suggestions with respect to content framework for school leadership training such as: leadership strategies relevant to different stages in a school principal’s life cycle, dealing with the challenging task of leading erstwhile peers/colleagues, effective communication with staff, students and teachers, utilizing social media, dealing with and relieving student stress, and incorporating industry relevant skills into curriculum.