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Action-oriented principals : facing the demands of external pressures

Author: Jeri L Engelking
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The expanding needs of students and the accountability for results in today's schools require educational leaders to utilize more resources than ever before in their approaches to identifying, analyzing, and solving complex problems. This book approaches administration through effective school research and practice, national association standards and practices, and involving the total school community in strategic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeri L Engelking
ISBN: 9781578866816 1578866812 9781578866823 1578866820
OCLC Number: 145396458
Description: viii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The changing school principalship --
The school principalship in transition --
The evolution of the school principal --
The school principalship as a career --
Ethics: an expanding role for the school leader --
Making the grade for students: keys to success --
Review activities --
Notes --
The effective school principal --
Strong leadership --
Instructional leadership --
School climate --
Expectations for teachers and students --
Monitoring system --
Review activities --
Notes --
Leadership qualities, attributes, and best practices --
Attributes --
Best practices --
Review activities --
Notes --
Basic school principal professional skills --
Leadership --
Problem analysis --
Judgment --
Sensitivity --
Organizational ability --
Review activities --
Notes --
The innovative school leader --
The planning process and school leadership --
Strategic planning --
The planning team --
Why planning? --
Basic framework for planning --
Review activities --
Notes --
Creating and illuminating a vision --
Values, beliefs, and a vision --
Illuminating the vision --
Review activities --
Notes --
Creating a mission --
Why have a mission statement? --
Criteria or critical attributes for a mission statement --
Guide for development of a mission statement --
Sample mission statements --
Barriers to defining a mission --
Review activities --
Notes --
Establishing goals and objectives --
What are goals and objectives? --
Goals --
Objectives --
Review activities --
Notes --
Continuous professional development --
On-the-job assignments --
Working with superiors --
Dealing with adversity --
Coursework, seminars, workshops, and development modules --
Experiences outside the school --
Review activities --
Notes --
Making a commitment --
Compliance --
Conformance --
Commitment --
Review activities --
Notes --
New skills for school leaders --
Marketing --
Assessment --
Accountability --
Political sensitivity --
Public relations -Review activities --
Notes.
Responsibility: Jeri L. Engelking.
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"The expanding needs of students and the accountability for results in today's schools require educational leaders to utilize more resources than ever before in their approaches to identifying, analyzing, and solving complex problems. This book approaches administration through effective school research and practice, national association standards and practices, and involving the total school community in strategic planning."--BOOK JACKET.

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