Professional Development Book

The Principal as Educator and Leader: Readings for Professional Development

By Educational Research Service, 2007
Price: Paperback, $28
BOOKS principal as educator

This collection draws from 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.
Table of Contents
Section One: Developing Principals for Instructional Leadership:What a Good Principal Needs to Know

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

Section Two: Leading by Example: Principals and Managerial Leadership

  • Developing the Science of Educational Leadership
  • Preparing Principals for Leadership Success
  • Indiana Study Explores Link Between Patterns of Leadership Behavior and Administrator Stress
  • System Versus Personnel Leadership: Finding the Right Leader for Your School
  • Careers of School Leaders: What State and District Policy Makers Need to Know
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