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The Principal
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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

The path to becoming a leader for your students, faculty, and community begins here.


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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

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