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Principalship Building a Learning Community

ISBN-10: 0134406869

ISBN-13: 9780134406862

Edition: 1st 1999

Authors: Marsha Speck

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This brief paperback covers all aspects of the principalship from roles to processes. This problem-based book offers practical experiences with problems; guides readers toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between theory and practice; and helps readers develop the skills to deal with the complexity of professional dilemmas; to improve programs, organizations, and the quality of work life within the school; and to gain experience in publicly discussing and presenting solutions to the problems. Contains key and relevant information on the principalship for the 21 st century which includes the critical aspects of building a successful learning community in the school and providing a problem scenario approach in preparation for principalship. Focuses on building a learning community. Introduces the Principalship Model which provides a framework to explore the multidimensional roles (educator, leader, manager, inner person) of the principal in today's school learning community.
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Book details

List price: $81.20
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/27/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Matt DeLisi (Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2000) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies Program at Iowa State University. Dr. DeLisi's primary areas of study are career criminals and self-control theory and his research has appeared in Advances in Criminological Theory, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Crime & Criminal Justice International, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Justice Review, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law & Society, Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Pakistan Journal of Social Science, The Social Science Journal, The Justice Professional, and Women & Criminal Justice. Professor DeLisi is a member of both the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and American Society of Criminology and has delivered nearly 20 presentations to professional criminal justice and social science organizations.Theresa J.B. Kline (Ph.D., 1990) is a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Calgary.nbsp; She has an active research program in the area of psychometrics, team performance, organizational effectiveness, and work attitudes.nbsp; Theresa has published two books on teams, Teams that Lead (2003) and Remaking Teams (1999), and over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. Theresa teaches psychometrics, statistics, methods and organizational psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level.nbsp; She has an active organizational consulting practice, with projects ranging from individual and organizational assessment to strategic alignment. She has made presentations and run workshops on topics that range from statistics and methods, to how to use assessment tools for personnel decision-making in an ethical manner, to executive team development practices. Theresa has supervised nine master?s theses and eight doctoral dissertations.nbsp; She encourages her students to take an active role in deciding what they will study and, as a result, she has learned at least as much from them they have from her; her pupils have drawn her into research areas such as organizational learning, lifelong learning, organizational citizenship, fairness, leadership, job change, workplace stress, and performance appraisal.Marsha Speck is a leader in school reform, educational leadership and professional development issues. Her professional interests include building leadership capacity among teachers, administrators, and the community to improve schooling and achievement for all students and developing school/university partnerships that model these practices. She is currently Professor of Educational Leadership at San Jos� State University. Marsha is the Director of the Urban High School Leadership Program, which is an innovative leadership development program linked as a partnership with regional school districts for teacher leaders and administrators to rethink the American high school and how it meets the needs of students and the community. She has diverse experiences as a teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent of instruction, and professor, where she has worked collaboratively on school change efforts. She believes in a continued partnership linkage between the university and the school community, which is exemplified in her work. Creating school learning communities has been a central focus of her work with schools. She has published widely, including Why Can't We Get It Right? Professional Development for Our Schools (Corwin best seller); The Essential Questions and Practices in Professional Development; The Principalship: Building a Learning Community (for Prentice Hall); and The Handbook for Implementing Year-Round Education in the High School (for the National Association for Year-Round Education). Currently, Marsha is the president of the National Association for Year-Round Education and serves on the Leadership Council of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. San Jos� State University recognized her as a Teacher Scholar (1996-1997) in recognition of contributions toward promoting the scholarship of teaching, especially in education leadership. Her Fulbright Scholarship includes study in India, Nigeria, and Israel. She received a BA from the University of California, Davis; an MA from California State University, Stanislaus; and EdD from the University of the Pacific. Traveling, tennis, and reading are a few of Marsha's passions when she is not working on leadership issues. She can be reached at San Jos� State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0072 or via e-mail at

Building a Learning Community The Principalship
Roles of the Principal in Building a Learning Community
Principal as Educator
Principal as Leader
Principal as Manager
Principal's Inner Person
Processes for Building a Learning Community
Facilitation of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Professional Development
Budget Development
Use of Technology