Principal Creative Leadership for Excellence in Schools

ISBN-10: 0205380875
ISBN-13: 9780205380879
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
List price: $113.80
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Book details

List price: $113.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Creating A Vision Of Leadership And Learning
The Principal: A Creative Blend of Substance and Style
The School: The Context for Leadership
The Principalship: The Role in Context
The Principal: The Leader Within the Role
The Leadership Background
The Learning Community
Learning Communities
High Performance Organizations
Decision Processing and Decision Making at the School Site
Decision Making: A Perspective
Decision Making as Problem Solving
Decision Settings
Decision Processing
The Work Group as a Problem Solving Unit
Problem-Solving Work Groups
The Garbage Can Model of Decision Making
School Improvement Through Systematic Planning
The Principal's Role
Gathering Baseline Data
Determining Vision and Mission
Clarifying Expectations for Student Learning
Analysis of Instructional and Organizational Effectiveness
Action Planning/Project Management
The Project Calendar: Gantt Charting
Developing A Positive School Culture
Creating a Positive Learning Climate
It's No Secret
The School as a Culture
Positive Student Control
Actively Encouraging a Positive Learning Environment
The Counseling Program
Student Services
The School Curriculum
The Principal's Role in Curriculum Administration
Curriculum Analysis
Curriculum Design and Development
Curriculum Delivery
Curriculum Flexibility
Curriculum Continuity
Curriculum Balance
Curriculum Classification System
A Curriculum Model
Offering Curricular Breadth
Promoting Student Achievement
Individual Differences Among Children
Grouping Students
Instructional Processes and Types of Instruction
Research on Teaching
Special Students and Special Services
The 1997 Idea Amendments
Special Education and Related Services
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Dealing with Parents of Special Children
The Role of the Principal
The Role of the Regular Classroom Teacher
Outside Public Agencies
Human Resources Development
Human Resource Development and Organizational Context
Individual and Group Needs
Professional Development
Personnel Evaluation and Supervision
The Staff Evaluation Cycle
Mentoring
Organizational Development
Implications for Leaders
Managing The Organization
Staffing the School-Recruitment, Selection, and Termination Processes
Recruitment
The Selection Process
Employee Probationary Status
Teacher Tenure
Involuntary Termination
Voluntary Termination
Restructuring the Deployment of Instructional Personnel
Empowerment
Learning Communities
Organizing for Learning Community Development
Staffing Patterns for Elementary and Middle Schools
Staffing Patterns for Secondary Schools
The School as a Learning Community
Restructuring Time-Scheduling
Schedule Flexibility
Schedule Design
Learning Community Planning Time
Elementary School Schedules
Middle School Schedules
Secondary School Schedules
Block Schedules-Middle and High School
Year-Round Schools
Creative Budgeting, Fiscal Accounting, and Building Management
The Budgeting and Planning Process
Implementing a Planning, Programming, Budgeting System

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