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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

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October 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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Bruce M. Whitehead

Dr. Bruce M. Whitehead is a NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal and has served for over thirty years as a principal for School District # 4 in Missoula, Montana. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Montana. His career includes appointments to numerous national and international committees as well as becoming President of the Montana Association of Elementary School Principals and the Montana State Reading Association. He also served as Chairman of Montana’s first Governor’s Task Force on Technology as well as being an NCATE Advisor. As a co-author of 10 books and numerous articles in the field of education, Dr... More About Author

Floyd A. Boschee

Dr. Floyd Boschee has an extensive background in teaching and educational administration. He served as a teacher, coach, and school administrator in the public schools and as a professor and chairman of departments of education at the collegiate level. Dr. Boschee is professor emeritus in the Division of Educational Administration, School of Education, at the University of South Dakota and a former school board member of the Vermillion School District, Vermillion, South Dakota. During his tenure as a university professor, he consulted with school districts on reorganization; published numerous articles in major educational journals; and... More About Author

Robert H. Decker

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