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.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 197 pp.
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.