Introduction to the Principalship

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806069
Format: PDF, Docs
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The latest leadership textbook from respected author team Kaplan and Owings explores how principals can effectively build a culture around student achievement. Introduction to the Principalship helps aspiring principals understand how to develop a vision for improvement, make decisions and manage conflict, build teachers’ capacity, communicate, monitor the organization’s performance, and create a school climate of mutual respect. This important book provides readers with various leadership concepts to inform their practice, as well as the cognitive and practical tools to evaluate and prioritize what leadership actions to take. Each chapter offers opportunities for readers to create personal meaning and explore new ways of doing leadership to advance a positive, person-focused environment. Providing both the theoretical framework and skills for effective practice, Introduction to the Principalship addresses the issues most urgent and relevant for educational leadership graduate students learning how to build a school culture that promotes every student’s success. Special Features: • Learning Objectives—chapter openers introduce the topic and initiate student thinking. • Reflections and Relevance —interactive exercises, role plays, class activities, and assignments help readers think about content in personally meaningful ways, facilitate understanding of chapter content, and help transfer leadership thinking to action in their own schools. • ISLLC Standards—each chapter is aligned to the 2015 Interstate School Leadership Licensure Standards. • Companion Website—includes links to supplemental material, additional readings, and PowerPoints for instructors.

Organizational Behavior for School Leadership

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317364309
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Organizational Behavior for School Leadership provides a theoretical and practical framework to help emerging leaders build the mental models they need to be effective. Presenting traditional, modern, and contemporary perspectives, each chapter offers opportunities for readers to reflect on the ideas and apply their leadership perspective and skills to their own work settings. In this way, this important book helps graduate students in educational leadership understand organizational situations and circumstances, an essential step in making appropriate decisions about people, school operations, and the community that generate improved student and teacher outcomes. Special features include: Guiding questions—chapter openers to initiate student thinking. Case studies and companion rubrics—engage students in applying content to real-life school scenarios with guiding rubrics to help think through answers. Reflections and relevance—interactive learning activities, simulations, and graphic assignments deepen readers' understanding. PSEL Standards—each chapter aligns with the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Companion website—includes case studies and rubrics, supplementary materials, additional readings, and PowerPoint slides for instructors.

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture

Author: Dominic Strinati
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134565089
Format: PDF, ePub
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Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism.

American Public School Finance

Author: William Owings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128540114X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text presents the realities of school finance policy, issues, and applications to prepare educational leadership candidates for their future roles as school principals, superintendents, and other administrative positions. Authors William Owings and Leslie Kaplan provide guidance to help administrators understand the general finance and appropriation structure of federal, state, and local government as well as how to formulate and manage school budgets. They also go beyond coverage found in other texts by providing critical analysis and unique chapters on misconceptions about school finance, demographic issues, spending and student achievement, and future trends. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Culture Re Boot

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217327
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Packed with hands-on activities, this practical handbook shows you how to be the transformational leader your school needs to enact a culture change and improve student outcomes.

Introduction to Educational Administration

Author: Douglas Fiore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929993
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Organized around the ISLLC standards, this text introduces students to the concepts and theories of educational leadership. The new edition adds coverage of such topics as data usage, ethics, innovative hiring practices, and student discipline. Appearing in the second edition are chapter-ending sections called “Point-Counterpoint” which prompt readers to examine their own beliefs regarding the material presented in the chapter and its application to work in our schools.

The Principal

Author: Bruce M. Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483305759
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is the core textbook for aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. Taking a practical and research-grounded approach, this inspiring text prepares school leaders to successfully face the challenges that they will deal with on a day-to-day basis and throughout their careers. From curriculum development to staff development to policy and discipline, it addresses the most up-to-date practices in developing leadership skills. The book provides a wide array of pedagogical features to help practicing and aspiring school principals improve programs, create a safer and more enriching environment for students and faculty; meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards; and much more. After reading The Principal, the educational leaders of tomorrow will be equipped with innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts and ideas that will help them make a powerful impact on not just those who walk through the school doors, but the community as well.

Examining the Assistant Principalship

Author: Alan R. Shoho
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617356190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This edited book highlights the importance and complexity of the assistant principalship. As noted in all the chapters, the assistant principal is a critical partner in creating a professional learning community that serves all students well. Often neglected or ignored in the literature, assistant principals are more than disciplinarians and student or building managers. In the best of all worlds, they provide the professional support and partnership with their principals to create highperforming schools. Unfortunately, as noted in some of the chapters, the ideal and actual roles that assistant principals exercise often create a gap that seethes with disillusionment and dissatisfaction. The challenge for the profession is to better align the roles and expectations of assistant principals so that they can experience the best of being a school leader.