You are here

The Principal
Share

The Principal
Leadership for a Global Society

  • Bruce M. Whitehead - Retired School Principal, Missoula School District #4, University of Montana, USA
  • Floyd Boschee - Professor Emeritus, The University of South Dakota
  • Robert H. Decker - University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA

Other Titles in:
School Management

November 2012 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is the core textbook for aspiring and practising K-12 school principals. Taking a practice-to-theory and research-grounded approach, preparing school leaders to successfully face the challenges that they will deal with on a day-to-day basis and throughout their careers. From curriculum development to staff development to policy and discipline, it addresses the most up-to-date practices in developing leadership skills. The book provides a wide array of pedagogical features to help practising and aspiring school principals improve programmes: create a safer and more enriching environment for students anstaff; meet school, district, community, state and national ideologies and standards; and much more. After reading The Principal, the educational leaders of tomorrow will be equipped with innovative, practical and successful leadership concepts and ideas that will help them make a powerful impact on not just those who walk through the school doors, but the community as well.

 

 
Preface
 
Part I: Foundations of Principal Leadership
 
1. Nature of Leadership: Challenge of the Times
 
2. Metaphorical History of the Principalship: A Perspective of the Past
 
3. Theory: A Cornerstone of Leadership
 
4. Principals and Political Issues
 
Part II: Process of Leadership for the Principal
 
5. The Wisdom of Planning
 
6. The Principal's Role in Curriculum Development and Implementation
 
7. Implementing Change
 
8. Developing Systemic Leadership
 
Part III: Forces of Leadership
 
9. Managing Schools
 
10. Leadership and Supervision
 
11. Discipline: A Principal's Challenge
 
12. Improving Teacher Evaluation
 
Part IV: The Principal and Current Trends
 
13. Leadership and Public Relations
 
14. Practical Applications of Leadership
 
15. Current Trends in Leadership
 
16. Principal Alerts: Issues in School Leadership
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Excellent content.

Dr James Fox
Education, Cairn University
December 8, 2013

This did not fit my two courses that I teach in the Master's program. Am using Glatthorn's Curriculum book instead.

Dr Shirley Mills
Dept of Educational Leadership, University of Texas - Pan American
September 4, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

toc

ch 3

ch 7


Preview this book

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Select a Purchasing Option


Hardcover
ISBN: 9781412987103
£111.00

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.