Principal Creative Leadership for Excellence in Schools

ISBN-10: 0137158378

ISBN-13: 9780137158379

Edition: 7th 2011

List price: $191.60
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This book is organized around the ELCC Standards and provides a bridge from the theory of school administration to the practical problem solving in which school principals and other leaders engage. The Principalis organized into four parts centered on the seven Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards developed specifically for school leaders. Each of the four major parts of the book is framed with one or two of the Standards as its major theme. Now in its seventh edition, this book continues to be based on the research indicating linkages between educational leadership and productive schools, especially in terms of outcomes for children. It supports the understanding that formal leadership in schools is a complex, multi-faceted task that requires continual learning and that effective school leaders must be strong educators focused on the central issues of learning, teaching, and school improvement.
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List price: $191.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Creating a Vision of Leadership and Learning
The Principal: A Creative Blend of Substance and Style
Systems Theory
School: The Context for Leadership
The Principalship: The Role in Context
The Learning Community
Sociological and Psychological Nature of Groups
High Performance Organizations
Decision Processing and Decision Making at the School Site
Decision Making: A Perspective
Decision Settings
Decision Processing
Problem Solving
The Work Group as a Problem Solving Unit
Problem-Solving Work Groups
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
Creating a Positive Culture
Creating a Positive Learning Climate
It Happens in Many Schools
Positive Student Control
The School as Culture
Violence and Disorder
The Counseling Program
Student Services
Principal's Role in Coordination and Articulation
The School Curriculum
The Principal's Role in Curriculum Administration
Curriculum Analysis
Curriculum Design and School Improvement
Curriculum Delivery
Curriculum Flexibility
Curriculum Continuity
Curriculum Balance
Promoting Student Achievement
Instruction and Learning
Individual Differences among Children
School Accountability and Student Achievement
Grouping Students
Research on Teaching
Special Students and Special Services
Ethics of Administration
Administration of Special Education Services
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Dealing with Parents of Special Children
The Role of a Principal
The Role of a Regular Classroom Teacher
Outside Public Agencies
Human Resources Development
Integration of the Individual and Organization
Individual and Group Needs
Professional Development
Personnel Evaluation and Supervision
The Staff Evaluation Cycle
Managing the Organization
Staffing the School: Recruitment, Selection, and Termination Processes
Determining Staffing Needs
The Selection Process
Employee Probationary Status
Orientation and Development of New Teachers
Teacher Tenure
Involuntary Termination
Voluntary Termination
Restructuring the Deployment of Instructional Personnel
Professional Learning Communities
Organizing for Professional Learning Community Development
Staffing Patterns for Elementary and Middle Schools
Staffing Patterns for Secondary School
Learning Community Planning
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
Fiscal Accounting, Budgeting, and Building Management
Where Does the Money Come From?
The Building and Grounds
The Planning and Budgeting Process
Implementing a Planning, Programming, Budgeting System
Accounting for Financial Resources and Expenditures
Supplies and Equipment Management
Care of the School Plant
Working with Classified Personnel
Technology Applications for School Management
National Educational Technology Standards
Technology Plans
Technology Culture
Communication Using Technology
Cell Phones
School Information Systems
Course Management Systems
Other Administrator Software Applications
Interacting with the External School Environment
The School and the Community
Hot-Button Issues
The Community
The Complex Community
Informal Community Forces
Formal Community Forces
Promising Public Relations Techniques: Dealing with the Formal and Informal Forces
Getting the Message Out: One-Way Public Relations Techniques
Getting the Message Out and Back: Two-Way Public Relations Techniques
Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Staff and Students
Legal Bases for Schools: Federal, State, and Local Perspectives
Due Process
First Amendment Rights
Fourth Amendment Rights
Sexual Harassment
Common Tort Liability Settings
Privacy and Confidentiality of Student Records
Issues of Equity
Youth in Poverty (Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act)
Homeless Youth
Case Studies in School Leadership and Management
Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008
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