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You Sound Taller on the Telephone

You Sound Taller on the Telephone
A Practitioner's View of the Principalship

July 1999 | 280 pages | Corwin
This case study offers a situation-based approach to the study of school administration, leadership and management as it examines the professional life of a school principal through a series of distinct episodes. Each episode presents typical problems, challenges, and rewards that school-based administration at all levels encounter. Questions for discussion at the end of each section compliment this highly readable book.
The Contemporary Years
The Center Years
A Transition
The Arthur Years
A Transition
The Moundview Years
A Transition
The City High Years
A Transition
The Adams Years
The Contemporary Years

"Modeled on an account of one principal’s journey through two middle schools, a high school, and an elementary school, in urban and suburban settings...this book challenges you to think through your own style of leadership. The vignettes present a painfully accurate reflection of a principal’s day." 

Rebecca Kesner
Principal Magazine

"This is reality, this is what you won’t read in any other book but will experience on the job. This is not theory, this is what you will face trying to give students the best you can."

Lizette Howard, Speech Pathologist
Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

"This book is an excellent bridge between theory and practice. It is accurate, it is relevant, and it is readable."

Robert J. Shoop, Professor
Kansas State University

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