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Being and Becoming a Principal : Role Conceptions of Contemporary Principals and Assistant Principals

Being and Becoming a Principal : Role Conceptions of Contemporary Principals and Assistant Principals - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321080608

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ISBN13: 978-0321080608
ISBN10: 0321080602
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Being and Becoming a Principal : Role Conceptions of Contemporary Principals and Assistant Principals - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321080608

L. Joseph Matthews and Gary M. Crow

ISBN13: 978-0321080608
ISBN10: 0321080602
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Focusing on issues of leadership and reform, this textbook considers the various roles principals assume, and discusses the skills, training, values, and assumptions required for success. Scenarios and activities help illustrate the application of school administration theory to real-world problems.

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments
1 New Conceptions of the Principalship

Principalship and Leadership
Learning about Leadership
Seven Role Conceptions

2 Historical View of the Principal's Role

Origin of the Principalship
Origin of the Assistant Principal Role
Women and Minorities in the Principalship
Interacting Elements that Have Influenced the Principal's Role
Conceptual Frameworks Influencing the Principalship Role
Contemporary: Conditions and Implications

3 The Principal as Learner

Learning: Transmission versus Construction
Principles of Adult Learning
Principal as Learner
Principal as Facilitator of Learning

4 The Principal as Mentor

Introduction to Mentoring
Processes of Mentoring
The Principal's Role in Mentoring

5 Principal as Supervisor

Traditional Role of Principal as Supervisor
Traditional Supervisory Role of the Assistant Principal
The Principal's Role in Direct Supervision: An Innovative Conception
The Principal's Role as Facilitator of Supervision

6 Principal as Leader

The Nature of Principal Leadership
Principal Leadership
Research on Leadership
The Purpose of Principal Leadership
Understanding School Culture
Creating a Collective Vision
Principal as Facilitator of Leadership in Others
Facilitating Others in Vision Building

7 Principal as Manager

The Principalship and Management Roots
Management for School Reform
The Principal as Facilitator of Others in Management
Institutionalizing School Reform

8 Principal as Politician

Thinking Politically
Principal as Politician
Assistant Principals as Politicians
The Principal as Facilitator of Others as Politicians

9 Principal as Advocate

Defining Advocacy
Principal as Advocate
Educational Programs
Principal as Facilitator of Advocacy

10 Becoming an Innovative Principal

Socialization: Learning a New Role
Becoming a New Assistant Principal
Becoming a New Principal
Becoming an Innovative Mid-Career Principal

11 Looking to the Future as a Principal

Index