9781416607441

Qualities of Effective Principals

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  • ISBN13:

    9781416607441

  • ISBN10:

    1416607447

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-30
  • Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

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In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to Develop a blueprint for sustained school leadership, Create an effective school climate for learning, Select, support, and retain high-quality teachers and staff, Assess high-quality instruction, Build a foundation for organizational management, Create, maintain, and strengthen community relationships, Make contributions to the professional educational community, Define their critical role in student achievement. This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
What It Means to Be an Effective Principalp. 1
Instructional Leadership: Supporting Best Practicep. 3
School Climate: The Heart of the Schoolp. 16
Human Resource Administration: Selecting, Supporting, and Retaining Quality Teachers and Staffp. 35
Teacher Evaluation: Assessing Instructional Qualityp. 65
Organizational Management: Building a Foundation for Teaching and Learningp. 88
Communication and Community Relations: Working with Internal and External Constituenciesp. 110
Professionalism and the Principal: Making a Contribution to the Educational Communityp. 123
The Ultimate Challenge: The Principal's Role in Student Achievementp. 138
Principal Effectiveness: Tools You Can Usep. 147
Principal Skills Assessment Checklistsp. 151
Principal Quality Indicators and Red Flagsp. 163
Annotated Bibliographyp. 181
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 245
About the Authorsp. 249
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