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From good schools to great schools : what their principals do well

Author: Susan Penny Gray; William A Streshly
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive resource examines lessons from the private sector, provides case studies of "star" principals, and offers reflection questions for more effective application of leadership  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Penny Gray; William A Streshly
ISBN: 9781412948982 1412948983 9781412948999 1412948991
OCLC Number: 244814185
Awards: Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2008
Description: xxvi, 157 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures and TablesForeword by Marge HobbsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors1. We Know What to Do, so Why Do We Fail? The "Good to Great" Research Project Leadership Characteristics of Level 5 Executives Leadership Behaviors of Level 5 Executives Two Behaviors From the Collins Study Great School Executives Build Relationships The School Principals in Our Study Leadership Qualities Exhibited Reflection2. First, Build Relationships A Behavior Different From the Behaviors of the Level 5 Executive Mr. Bond and Field Elementary School Highly Successful Principals and Building Relationships Comparison Principals and Building Relationships Reflection Suggestions for Principals3. Exercise Your Professional Will, but Stay Humble Issues With Identifying Personal Humility in School Principals Personal Humility: The Evidence Differs Shy and Self-Effacing Leaders Unreserved and Enthusiastic Leaders Comparison Principals Reflection Suggestions for Principals4. Credit Others, Accept the Blame Additional Data for Compelling Modesty Evidence for Sustainability of Greatness Evidence for Compelling Modesty Mr. Unpretentious and Bay View Elementary School Highly Successful Principals and Compelling Modesty Comparison Principals and Compelling Modesty Reflection Suggestions for Principals5. Be Ambitious First for the School's Success Ambition for the Success of the School Is Key Ms. Aspiration and Mission Elementary School Highly Successful Principals and Ambition for the School's Success Comparison Principals and Ambition for the School's Success Reflection Suggestions for Principals6. Resolve to Do What Needs Doing . . . Then Do It! Application of Unwavering Resolve to Schools Ms. Persevere and Mountain High Elementary School Comparison Principals and Resolve Reflection Suggestions for Principals7. Get the Right People on the Bus School Leaders' Difficulties in Getting the Right People An Example of Getting the Right People Highly Successful Principals and "First Who . . . Then What" Comparison Principals and "First Who . . . Then What" Reflection Suggestions for Principals8. Confront the Brutal Facts Schools Face Challenges Brutal Facts Tackled by the Principals in Our Study Highly Successful Principals and Confronting the Brutal Facts Comparison Principals and Confronting the Brutal Facts Reflection Suggestions for Principals9. Know What Drives Your Educational Engine and Be Passionate About It Academics Take Issue Our Term: Educational Engine Mr. Focus and Pines Elementary School Highly Successful Principals and the Hedgehog Concept Comparison Principals and the Hedgehog Concept Reflection Suggestions for Principals10. Build a Culture of Discipline The Concept Is Not New Difficulties in Achieving a Culture of Discipline Ms. Discipline and Eagle Elementary School Highly Successful Principals and a Culture of Discipline Comparison Principals and a Culture of Discipline Reflection Suggestions for Principals11. Know Commonalities and Differences Between Public Schools and the Private Sector Disparities Between Public Schools and the Private Sector What We Have Learned From the Research on Leadership Reflection Suggestions for Principals12. Support Research-Based Principal Preparation The ISLLC Standards The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning In Search of Excellence Beware of Business Norms Administrator Preparation Program Reform A Final Comment Reflection Suggestions for Architects of Principal Preparation ProgramsResource A: Research MethodologyResource B: Interview Participant SelectionResource C: Principal Interview Questions Derived From Collins' (2001) CEO Interview Questions and Demographic QuestionnaireReferencesSuggested ReadingsIndex
Responsibility: Susan Penny Gray, William A. Streshly ; foreword by Marge Hobbs.
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