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A Resource Book for Improving Principals’ Learning-Centered Leadership

Jianping Shen and Van E. Cooley

This book focuses on seven important dimensions of principalship: data-informed decision-making; safe and orderly school operation; high, cohesive, and culturally relevant expectations for students; distributive and empowering leadership; coherent curriculum; real-time and embedded instructional assessment; and commitment and passion for school renewal. For each dimension, it provides a research base, best practices, and relevant tools. The book is particularly useful for researchers, policy makers, and educational leadership faculty members as well as, of course, principals.
Contents: Jianping Shen/Van E. Cooley: Introduction – Van E. Cooley/Jianping Shen: Data-Informed Decision-Making –Dennis C. McCrumb/Robert J. Leneway: Safe and Orderly School Operations – Gary L. Wegenke/Sue Poppink: High, Cohesive, and Culturally Relevant Expectations for All Students – Louann Bierlein Palmer: Distributive and Empowering Leadership – Jiangang Xia/Jianping Shen/Van E. Cooley: Coherent Curriculum – Dennis C. McCrumb/Robert J. Leneway: Real-Time and Embedded Instructional Assessment – Walter L. Burt: Passion and Commitment for School Renewal.