School principals -- Professional relationships -- United States., School principals -- United States -- Interviews., First year school principals -- In-service training -- United States., and School management and organization -- United States.
School principals -- Professional relationships -- United States, School principals -- United States -- Interviews, First year school principals -- In-service training -- United States, School management and organization -- United States, Directeurs d'école -- Relations professionnelles -- États-Unis, Directeurs d'école -- États-Unis -- Entretiens, Directeurs d'école débutants -- Formation en cours d'emploi -- États-Unis, Administration scolaire -- États-Unis, 371.2/012, and LB2831.92
Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Management, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, Principals, School Administration, and Teacher Administrator Relationship
This book was predicated on the idea that an effective principal must be proactive in decision making and have available appropriate information sources to make good decisions. Each chapter analyzes decision making from the perspective of different professionals in education and business management. Through the use of personal accounts and case studies, each expert describes how he or she analyzed situations, collected information, consulted with colleagues, and then made the best decision possible. The book emphasizes how principals and top executives view decision making in school and corporate settings and how K-12 teachers are affected by principals' decisions. The book also analyzes how and what management information systems are most helpful in decision making. The perceptions of public school administrators, executives, and university professors toward the education reform movement in the United States and its impact over the next decade are also presented. The role of the school is also explored, including the impact of changing demographic trends on schools and businesses nationally and internationally. A conclusion is that principals must be a combination of chief executive officer, facilitator, politician, entrepreneur, and consultant. Each chapter contains key points, discussion questions, and references. An index is included. (LMI)
Federal Legislation, Educational Administration, Politics, Principals, Interviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle Schools, Textbooks, High Schools, Academic Discourse, and No Child Left Behind Act 2001
"Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics" is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage. The book places students at the front line of leadership and connects them to the material by providing personal profiles and school demographic data. After an introduction, it is organized into four parts: (1) Elementary School; (2) Middle School; (3) High School; and (4) No Child Left Behind. Includes list of references and an appendix.
School principals -- Professional relationships -- United States, School principals -- United States -- Interviews, First year school principals -- In-service training -- United States, and School management and organization -- United States
'Conversations With Principals' orients and prepares aspiring and practicing administrators to be more effective in dealing with practical issues and problems in schools
Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Principals, and Socialization
As schools become more complex, so must administrator training and educational processes. This article discusses the need for methods to "socialize" administrator candidates to their new roles through experiential interaction using case studies, close supervision, and videotaping in graduate training programs. Includes eight references. (MLH)