Introduction To The Principalship
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📒Introduction To The Principalship ✍ Leslie S. Kaplan
✏Introduction to the Principalship Book Summary : The latest leadership textbook from respected author team Kaplan and Owings explores how principals can effectively build a culture around student achievement. Introduction to the Principalship helps aspiring principals understand how to develop a vision for improvement, make decisions and manage conflict, build teachers’ capacity, communicate, monitor the organization’s performance, and create a school climate of mutual respect. This important book provides readers with various leadership concepts to inform their practice, as well as the cognitive and practical tools to evaluate and prioritize what leadership actions to take. Each chapter offers opportunities for readers to create personal meaning and explore new ways of doing leadership to advance a positive, person-focused environment. Providing both the theoretical framework and skills for effective practice, Introduction to the Principalship addresses the issues most urgent and relevant for educational leadership graduate students learning how to build a school culture that promotes every student’s success. Special Features: • Learning Objectives—chapter openers introduce the topic and initiate student thinking. • Reflections and Relevance —interactive exercises, role plays, class activities, and assignments help readers think about content in personally meaningful ways, facilitate understanding of chapter content, and help transfer leadership thinking to action in their own schools. • ISLLC Standards—each chapter is aligned to the 2015 Interstate School Leadership Licensure Standards. • Companion Website—includes links to supplemental material, additional readings, and PowerPoints for instructors.
📒The Principal As School Manager ✍ William L. Sharp
✏The Principal as School Manager Book Summary : The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure. Its chapter on school legal issues will be especially useful for principals dealing with improper Internet usage, drug testing, and off-campus searches. Other chapters will explain the role of the assistant principal, the importance of maintaining safe schools in a climate of violence, and the relationship between the principal and the superintendent. This third edition contains new chapters and sections on managing the school curriculum, special education, classroom walk-throughs, creating a healthly school environment, and cyberbullying. Appropriate also for graduate courses on the principalship, educational administration, educational leadership, and personnel administration, The Principal as School Leader is the go-to guide for both novice and veteran school principals.
📒The Principal As School Manager 2nd Ed ✍ William L. Sharp
✏The Principal as School Manager 2nd ed Book Summary : Designed to teach the principal to become efficient and effective in accomplishing noninstructional roles, this book offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous edition, it provides a practical guide to practice and procedure in these vital areas.
📒The Principalship ✍ Ann Weaver Hart
✏The Principalship Book Summary : This is a core text for the principalship course, one of five basic courses required in order to become a school principal. It views the principalship from the perspective of social role theory, and hence treats school leadership as a process of adaptive social interaction.
📒Countdown To The Principalship ✍ Anne O'Rourke
✏Countdown to the Principalship Book Summary : This book displays tools and templates for planning, organizing, and monitoring a beginning principal's daily tasks.
📒Examining The Assistant Principalship ✍ Alan R. Shoho
✏Examining the Assistant Principalship Book Summary : This edited book highlights the importance and complexity of the assistant principalship. As noted in all the chapters, the assistant principal is a critical partner in creating a professional learning community that serves all students well. Often neglected or ignored in the literature, assistant principals are more than disciplinarians and student or building managers. In the best of all worlds, they provide the professional support and partnership with their principals to create highperforming schools. Unfortunately, as noted in some of the chapters, the ideal and actual roles that assistant principals exercise often create a gap that seethes with disillusionment and dissatisfaction. The challenge for the profession is to better align the roles and expectations of assistant principals so that they can experience the best of being a school leader.
📒Passionate Principalship ✍ Ciaran Sugrue
✏Passionate Principalship Book Summary : This book puts 'real life' back into the literature on school principalship. Through a life history approach, it portrays daily life in schools as a much more messy, contested and precarious existence, where principals struggle with passionate commitment to find continuity amongst frequently changing and often conflicting policy initiatives. The book draws on comprehensively in-depth interview data with new, experienced and veteran principals. Their life stories illustrate the struggles involved in the ongoing negotiation of identities through unprecedented change. The authors lucidly argue that: * The realities of principals' lives are much more demanding that rational linear approaches to reform suggest; * A revolving door approach to the appointment of principals is inadequate * Passion is central to the lives and work of principals, but this passion needs to be rejuvenated and rekindled through opportunities for learning * There is a need for further research on the relationship between the lifecycles of principals, the leadership legacies of school communities and the cycles of mandated reforms as a means of lending coherence to leadership learning and sustained and renewed leaders. This is essential reading for principals and their professional bodies, academics and researchers, school leaders on leadership courses internationally.
📒Beginning The Principalship ✍ John C. Daresh
✏Beginning the Principalship Book Summary : Principals are today’s newest superheroes, and every superhero needs a mentor. Daresh and Alexander offer encouragement in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of leadership. Discover how to: Drive student learning as the primary mission of the school Deal with others’ expectations of you as principal Master the technical skills needed to run an efficient school Create and clarify a personal professional growth plan Work effectively with the greater community and parents Celebrate instructional and non-instructional staff in a positive school culture Don’t just survive. Read this guide and thrive!
📒Educational Leadership Relationally ✍ Scott Eacott
✏Educational Leadership Relationally Book Summary : Educational leadership, management and administration has a rich history of epistemological and ontological dialogue and debate. However in recent times, at least since the publication of Colin Evers and Gabriele Lakomski’s trilogy – knowing, exploring and doing educational administration – there has been a distinct dearth. Educational Leadership Relationally explicitly returns matters of epistemology and ontology to the centre of the discussion. Through a sustained and rigorous engagement with contemporary thought and analysis, Scott Eacott articulates and defends a relational approach to scholarship in educational leadership, management and administration. Eacott belongs to a group of scholars in educational administration who could be called meta-sociologist. This group blends sociology, historical revisionism, managerial theories and general philosophy to emphasise the relevance of sociological analysis in the field of educational administration. Proposing a relational turn, Eacott outlines a methodological agenda for constructing an alternative approach to educational leadership, management and administration scholarship that might be persuasive beyond the critical frontier. The relational research programme is arguably the most ambitious agenda in educational leadership, management and administration coming out of Australia since Colin Evers and Gabriele Lakomski’s natural coherentism and Richard Bates’ Critical Theory of Educational Administration. As a research agenda, it engages with: the centrality of administration in constructions of the social world; the legitimation of popular labels such as ‘leadership’; the inexhaustible and inseparable grounding of administrative labour in time and space; and overcomes contemporary tensions of individualism/collectivism and structure/agency to provide a productive – rather than merely critical – space to theorise educational leadership, management and administration.
📒Launching Your First Principalship ✍ Barbara L. Brock
✏Launching Your First Principalship Book Summary : Effectively hone your leadership skills, reduce stress, manage time and staff, and resolve conflicts with these confidence-boosting tips and tools.