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Principal: Leadership for a Global Society

by Bruce M Whitehead, Floyd Boschee and Robert H Decker SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
10/2012
ISBN:
9781412987103
Format:
Hbk 520 pages
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The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is the core textbook for aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. Taking a practical and research-grounded approach, this inspiring text prepares 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 practicing and aspiring school principals improve programs, create a safer and more enriching environment for students and faculty; 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

Dr. Bruce M. Whitehead is an elementary school principal as well as an Adjunct Professor of Education for the University of Montana. As a result of his impact on education at state and national levels, he was awarded the National Distinguished Principal Award.AA former Secretary of Education called Whitehead one of the most innovative educational administrators and visionaries in America. He is the author or co-author of 10 books as well as numerous journal articles. Dr. Floyd Boschee is Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota. During his 50 years of working in education, he served as a teacher, coach, school administrator, and school board member in the public schools and as professor and chairman of departments of education. He is the author or co-author of 11 books in school administration and curriculum leadership as well as numerous articles in major educational journals.