Previous Chapter Chapter 5: Promoting Quality Curriculum Through MBWA Next Chapter
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est. (Knowledge is power.)
[Page 68]The MBWA principal as curriculum leader has moved to the forefront of school improvement with the dawn of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 and its emphasis on testing student achievement. Principals and district leaders are now more publicly accountable for the performance of their students on high-stakes tests. Increasing evidence points convincingly to a direct link between the curriculum leadership provided by the principal and the effectiveness of the school in raising student performance (Commission on No Child Left Behind, 2007; Glatthorn, 2009; Hall & Hord, 2006; Sanders & Simpson, 2005).
In Chapter 4, the importance of MBWA principals promoting a school ...