Authoritative leadership style is an approach where adults build developmental relationships of trust using connection and accountability both in the classroom community and across every level of the school community. Authoritative leadership style (in parenting) was originally coined by Baumrind (1966) and describes a leadership style where the adults have both high expectations (demandingness, structure and firmness) and are considered warm (supportive and responsive). In the last decade, researchers have explored the effects of authoritative leadership in schools. These benefits include:
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