Although meta-leadership was originally a framework used to examine healthcare leadership in crisis, it is also a valuable framework for educational leadership. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused school leaders to endure a crucible of fire in every area, such as balancing children’s safety with losses to education quality. The action plans of educators are frequently in flux as the pandemic evolves and unfolds. The continuation of this crisis has led to uncertainty, and at times, chaos.
This study examines how meta-leadership, with emphasis on connectivity, has been applied by educational leadership in American high schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 virtual commencement and graduation speeches of school leaders posted on YouTube were used as qualitative evidence to determine the presence and influence of meta-leadership in education. A qualitative case study approach was used to identify common themes of connectivity by school leaders in the San Jose, California, metro region.
De Leon, Lisa and Wilkens, Matthew D.
"Establishing Connectivity and Trust in High Schools During COVID-19,"
The Scholarship Without Borders Journal: Vol. 1:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/swbj/vol1/iss2/8