Why the Principalship? Making the Leap from the Classroom

ISBN-10: 1607097729

ISBN-13: 9781607097723

Edition: 2010

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 6.09" wide x 9.14" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "A Leap of Faith"
Now What? Leaving Teaching on a High Note: "One Foot In and One Foot Out"
Composing a Meaningful Personal Curriculum while Taking Educational Administration Courses
Negotiating a Successful Internship
Seeking a Position as an Assistant Principal
First Days on the Job as an Assistant Principal
Appendixes
Selecting a School Principal Licensure Program
The "Table Manners" of Graduate Student Leadership in a Principal Preparation Program
The Power of Critique
Dealing with Contradictions in Principal Preparation Programs and Beyond
The Joy of Teaching and Leading
Working Alone and Working in a Team
A Personal Leadership Change and Conservation Inventory
Traits of Outstanding Leaders
Job Interviewing and the Creation of Learning Communities
Conveying a Belief in Self in a Job Interview and Beyond
What Works and Doesn't Work in Doing Professional Development
Preparing to Give Leadership to Educational Reform Efforts
How Good (and Comfortable) Are You as a Public Speaker and Listener?
Guidelines for Going on Television
Sources of Power Available to You as an Educational Leader and Decision Maker
Some Thoughts on Professional Development Leadership
Sample Candidate Resume
References
Index
About the Authors
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