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Principalship Vision to Action

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ISBN-10: 0534625959

ISBN-13: 9780534625955

Edition: 2006

Authors: Fred C. Lunenburg, Beverly J. Irby

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This comprehensive survey of the principalship, organized around the standards developed by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council, is guided by two overall goals: to fully prepare future principals to meet the challenges of contemporary schools and to present the material with both theoretical and practical integrity. Using a strong scholarly foundation, Lunenburg and Irby address topics and issues faced daily by every principal at every school level, including curriculum development and implementation, professional development, developing effective communications, budgeting and school facilities, creating safe schools, community relations, ethics, and legal issues.
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List price: $254.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/19/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Frederick C. Lunenburg is the Jimmy N. Merchant Professor of Education at Sam Houston State University. Prior to moving to the university, he served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and 20 books,nbsp;including High Expectations: An Action Plan for Implementing Goals 2000 (Corwin Press, 2000). He received the Phi Delta Kappa Research Award in 1986 and was The Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1995.

Beverly J. Irby, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University. She has also served as Director of Field Experiences, Supervisor of Mentor Services, Liaison for Sam Houston State University's Urban Professional Development Site, and as a Title VII Grants Coordinator at an urban elementary school. She has published widely, authored or co-authored numerous grants, and consulted frequently with school districts.nbsp;

Skills for Effective Leadership
Cultivating Community, Culture, and Learning
Focusing Questions
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards
Reframing the Role of the Principal
A New Approach to the Principalship
Creating a Professional Learning Community
Creating a Mission Statement
Developing a Vision
Developing Value Statements
Establishing Goals
Developing a Culture: Learning for All
Definition and Characteristics
Heroes, Traditions, and Networks
Maintaining School Culture
The Principal as Instructional Leader
Focusing on Learning
Encouraging Collaboration
Analyzing Results
Providing Support
Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Overview of Context for Case Studies
Part I Case Study: A New Role
ELCC Standard 1
Creating a Vision for Learning
Focusing Questions
Gaining a Perspective on the Vision: Considering the Future
Considerations of the Present and the Future: The Global Society
Understanding Our World and Our Position as a Principal in the Challenges for Learning
Bringing the Vision Home to the School Culture
The Systemic Vision
Creating a Vision
The Principal's Vision
Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes
The Leadership Framework
Benefits of Articulating the Vision
Shepherding the Vision
Vision Detractors
Vision Maintainers
Mission Statements
Goal Statements
Hierarchy of Goals
Criteria for Effective Goals
The Goal-Setting Process
Problems With Goal Setting
Making Goal Setting Effective
Developing Plans for Attaining Goals
Strategic Plans
Tactical Plans
Operational Plans
Standing Plans
Single-Use Plans
How Some Schools Have Used Goal Setting to Improve Test Scores
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part II Case Study: Creating a Vision
ELCC Standard 2
Curriculum Development and Implementation
Focusing Questions
Concepts and Models of Curriculum
Concepts of Curriculum
Models of Curriculum
Modern Models of Curriculum
Relationship of Curriculum to Instruction
The Principal as Curriculum and Instructional Leader
Curriculum Goals and Instructional Objectives
Writing Effective Instructional Objectives
Developing a Needs Assessment
How to Conduct a Curriculum Needs Assessment Considering Standards
Assessment Tools
Curriculum Alignment Process
Focusing the Vision and the School's Mission Through Curriculum
Aligning the Curriculum to the Vision and Mission
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Teaching and Learning
Focusing Questions
The Principal's Role in Teaching and Learning
The Principal's Role in Instructional Planning
Promoting Teacher Reflection in Instructional Planning
Using Student Data and Evidence in Instructional Planning
Using Students' Cultural Backgrounds in Instructional Planning
Using Theoretical Frames for Instructional Planning
The Effective Schools Model
Clear and Focused Mission
Instructional Leadership
High Expectations
Opportunity to Learn and Time on Task
Frequent Monitoring and Assessment
Safe and Orderly Environment
Positive Home-School Relations
Effective Teaching Practices
Twelve Principles of Effective Teaching
Conditions for Learning
Best Practices for the Classroom
Models of Evaluation
Formative and Summative Evaluation
Classroom Observations
Walk-Through Observations
Peer Coaching
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Professional Development
Focusing Questions
The Principal's Mission Related to Professional Development
The Principal's Mission for Teachers' Professional Development
High-Quality Professional Development
The Principal's Mission for Personal Professional Development
The Professional Development Portfolio
Using the Professional Development Portfolio
Ethics of Professional Development
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Student Services
Focusing Questions
Guidance and Counseling Services
Aims of Guidance and Counseling Programs
The Role of the Counselor
Major Guidance and Counseling Services
Methods of Counseling
Evaluation of Guidance and Counseling Programs
Attendance and Student Records
The Cumulative Record
The Use of Assessment Data to Improve Learning
Evaluating Student Progress
Purposes of Assessment
Establishing Information Criteria
Creating Effective Tests
Components of a Testing Program
Reporting to Parents and Families
Difficulties in Grading
Methods of Reporting Student Progress
Extracurricular Activities
Goals of Education
Functions of Extracurricular Activities
Special Education Services
Related Services
Due Process Protections
Gifted Education
Administrative Arrangements for Gifted Education Programs
Definitions of Giftedness
What Principals Can Do for Gifted Education
Curriculum Models for Gifted Education
Bilingual Education
Program Descriptions
Administrative Arrangements for Service Delivery of Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education Models
English as a Second Language Program Models
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part III Case Study: Learning for All
ELCC Standard 3
Organizational Structures
Focusing Questions
Key Concepts of Organizational Structure
Job Specialization
Span of Management
Line and Staff Positions
Schools as Open Systems
Transformation Process
Leadership Functions
Administrative Roles
Management Skills
Conceptual Skills
Human Skills
Technical Skills
Effective Principals
Task Dimensions
Human Resource Activities
Behavioral Profiles of Effective Versus Successful Administrators
The Demise of Bureaucracy
Emergent Models of Organizational Structure
System 4 Design
Site-Based Management
Transformational Leadership
Synergistic Leadership Theory
Total Quality Management
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
The Principal as Decision Maker
Focusing Questions
The Nature of Decision Making
The Decision-Making Process
Identifying the Problem
Generating Alternatives
Evaluating Alternatives
Choosing an Alternative
Implementing the Decision
Evaluating Decision Effectiveness
The Rational Decision Maker
Assumptions of Rationality
Limits to Rationality
Shared Decision Making
Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Decision Making
The Decision Tree Model
The Decision Making-Pattern Choice Model
The Synergistic Decision-Making Model
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Developing Effective Communications
Focusing Questions
The Communication Process
Elements of the Communication Process
Planning a School-wide Communications Program
Organizational Communication
Direction of Communication Flow
Communication Networks
Managing Communication
Barriers to Communication
Improving Communication Effectiveness
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
The Principal and Change
Focusing Questions
The Nature of Organizational Change
Forces for Change
Resistance to Change
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Understanding Resistance to Change
Getting Reform Right: What Works and What Doesn't
Managing Change
The Principal as Change Agent
The Change Process
Key Principal Behaviors That Promote Successful School Change
Change Strategies
Process Strategies
Structural Strategies
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Budgeting and School Facilities
Focusing Questions
School Budgeting
Expenditures and Revenue
The Budgeting Process
Financial Controls
Zero-Based Budgeting
Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems
School Facilities Management
School Infrastructure Costs
Financing School Construction
Environmental Hazards
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Creating Safe Schools
Focusing Questions
School Violence and Alcohol and Drug Use
Creating a Safe Environment
Research: School Violence and Alcohol and Drug Use
Applying Research to Practice: Developing an Action Plan
Predict School Violence
Prevent School Violence
Focus Resources on Schools
Strengthen the System
Develop a Crisis Management Plan
Create an Orderly Climate for Learning
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Human Resource Management
Focusing Questions
The Human Resource Management Process
Job Analysis
Legal Constraints
Personnel Sources
Teacher Recruitment Consortium
Components of a Good Interview Process
Assessment Centers
Staff Development
Assessing Staff Development Needs
Setting Staff Development Objectives
Selecting Staff Development Methods
Evaluating the Staff Development Program
Orientation and Induction of the Beginning Teacher
Guidelines for Improving Support for Beginning Teachers
Performance Appraisal
Appraisal Techniques
Common Rating Errors
Modern Appraisal Techniques
Supervision and Evaluation
Improving Teacher Performance Appraisals
Union-Management Relations
The Importance of Good Union-Management Relations
The Collective Bargaining Process
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part IV Case Study: The New Math Program
ELCC Standard 4
Community Relations
Focusing Questions
Principals as "Boundary Spanners"
School, Family, and Community Involvement
Principals Leading Community Efforts During Catastrophes
Principals Leading School, Family, and Community Involvement
More Family Involvement Information for Principals to Consider
Principals, School-Community Relations, and Public Relations
The Politics of Internal and External Publics
Consideration of the Media and Community Relations
NSPRA Standards for Educational Public Relations Programs
Public Relations Plan
The Four-Step Public Relations Process
Public Relations Planning Process
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part V Case Study: Building Bridges Again
ELCC Standard 5
The Principal and Ethics
Focusing Questions
The Ethical Principal
Principals and Philosophical Concepts of Ethics
Responsibility and Authority
Character, Commitment, and Formality
Conflict of Interest
Moral Imperative
Principals and Ethical Behavior in Schools
Principals Promoting Ethical Behavior in Athletic Programs
Principals Promoting Ethical Behavior Through Character Education
Policies and Procedures That Promote Ethical Behavior in Schools
National and State Codes of Ethics for Principals
National Ethical Codes
State Codes
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part VI Case Study: Tough Decisions
ELCC Standard 6
Political and Policy Context
Focusing Questions
Society, Policy, and Politics
Policy, Politics, and the Principal
What Is a Policy?
The Examination of Policy
Conceptual Framework for Understanding Policy
What Is Meant by Politics?
Types of Educational Politics
Politics in the District: Working With the Superintendent and Other External Forces
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Legal Issues
Focusing Questions
Legal Basis for Public Education
Sources of Law
Federal Level
State Level
Local Level
The American Judicial System
Federal Courts
State Courts
Schools and the State
Compulsory School Attendance
Church-State Relations
State Aid to Private Schools
School Fees
The School Curriculum
State-Mandated Performance Testing
Students and the Law
Freedom of Expression
Student Appearance
Extracurricular Activities
Student Discipline
Students With Disabilities
Teachers and the Law
Licensure and Certification
Termination of Employment
Discrimination in Employment
Collective Bargaining
Tort Liability
Field-Based Activities
Suggested Readings
Part VII Case Study: A Case for the Attorney
Name Index
Subject Index