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Principal, The: Creative Leadership for Excellence, Updated 8th Edition, 8th edition

  • Gerald C. Ubben
  • Larry W. Hughes
  • Cynthia J. Norris

Published by Pearson (August 29th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

8th edition

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With its focus on the critical elements of leadership essential for today’s school principals, this widely popular resource combines a strong research base with a practical, hands-on approach to help aspiring, new, and experienced educators become effective school administrators. Organized into four sections, The Principal presents a vision for leadership and learning and shows how to create a positive school culture, manage the organization, and interact with the external environment. The new edition reflects the evolution in the roles of educational leaders; explores the increased tasks that are requiring principals to expand their toolboxes of skills in such areas as instructional leadership, data analysis, technology utilization, staff evaluation, and community relations; and looks at the mounting demands to rewrite their job descriptions every year. The Updated 8th edition includes references to the new 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. 


Table of contents

Part One: Creating a Vision of Leadership and Learning

Chapter 1 The Principal: A Creative Blend of Substance and Style

Chapter 2 The Learning Community

Chapter 3 Decision Making

Chapter 4 School Improvement through Systematic Planning


Part Two: Developing a Positive School Culture

Chapter 5 Creative a Positive Learning Climate

Chapter 6 The School Curriculum

Chapter 7 Promoting Student Achievement

Chapter 8 Special Students and Special Services

Chapter 9 Human Resources Development


Part Three: Managing the Organization

Chapter 10 Staffing the School: Recruitment, Selection, and Termination Processes

Chapter 11 Restructuring the Deployment of Instructional Personnel

Chapter 12 Restructuring Time

Chapter 13 Fiscal Accounting, Budgeting, and Building Management

Chapter 14 Technology Applications for School Management


Part Four: Interacting with the External School Environment

Chapter 15 Marketing the Schools

Appendix A: Case Studies in School Leadership and Management

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