The Principal as Educator and Leader: Readings for Professional Development

This collection draws from the best ERS Spectrum literature on principal leadership to provide K-12 principals with a guide to professional development. The resource provided here addresses the dual roles of the principal, as instructional and managerial leader. Topics on educational leadership success include:
    - What school principals need to know about the curriculum and         instruction
     - Schoolwide professional development strategies
     - How to improve instruction and student achievement by        creating learning communities in which everyone learns —        students, teachers, and administrators
Each article is followed by a series of questions designed for reflection and discussion, to assist principals, whether new or experienced, in examining their progress and goals in the evolving responsibility of school leadership. 150 pages.

Table of Contents
Section One:
Developing Principals for Instructional Leadership:What a Good Principal Needs to Know 1

1. What School Principals Need to Know About Curriculum and Instruction 3
2. Growing and Supporting Instructional Leaders in the New Era of Accountability 9
3. How Do New Principals Compare With More Experienced Ones in Their Understanding of Student Accountability? 19
4. Leading to Learn: Knowledge Management Enables Administrators to Excel as Instructional Leaders 35
5. Improving Instruction Through Schoolwide Professional Development: Effects of the Data-on-Enacted-Curriculum Model 45

Section Two:
Leading by Example: Principals and Managerial Leadership 69

6. Developing the Science of Educational Leadership 71
7. Preparing Principals for Leadership Success 87
8. Indiana Study Explores Link Between Patterns of Leadership Behavior and Administrator Stress 97
9. System Versus Personnel Leadership: Finding the Right Leader for Your School 119
10. Careers of School Leaders: What State and District Policy Makers Need to Know 127

Index 145

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