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Balanced leadership : how effective principals manage their work

Author: Sheryl Boris-Schacter; Sondra Langer
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2006.
Series: Critical issues in educational leadership series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alarmed by mounting evidence of a national shortage of qualified and willing principals, the authors surveyed over 200 school principals from across the country to find out why so many are leaving the profession and how those who stay manage their work."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Boris-Schacter; Sondra Langer
ISBN: 0807746991 9780807746998 0807746983 9780807746981
OCLC Number: 63122882
Description: vii, 111 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Principle shortage: the big picture --
1. Understanding the principal shortage and why current policies and practices have been inadequate --
2. Negotiating instructional leadership and managerial tasks --
3. Negotiating personal and professional balance --
4. Negotiating community expectations and personal definitions of effective leadership --
5. Negotiating sustainable principal models --
Conclusions: Lessons learned --
Appendix A: Research methodology --
Appendix B: Respondent demographics --
Appendix C: Interview instrument --
Appendix D: Survey instrument.
Series Title: Critical issues in educational leadership series.
Responsibility: Sheryl Boris-Schacter and Sondra Langer.

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Featuring stories shared by practicing principals, this volume offers insights on ways to both attract and retain good principals. It shows how successful principals reconcile their expectations and  Read more...

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"A candid and compelling account of life and work in the principal's give-and-take world. This is essential reading for all who care about the future of public schools." - Susan Moore Johnson, Read more...

 
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