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Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.

Addressing Organizational and Personal Needs: The Philosopher
Addressing organizational and personal needs: The philosopher

Understanding the organizational and individual needs of the school is extremely complex and must be addressed from a variety of vantage points. How a principal balances the various expectations involving leadership direction, student academic performance objectives, community inclusion, and professional faculty growth while also acknowledging the personal needs of his faculty is the focus of this chapter. How can a principal model effective leadership practices that instill this holistic cultural ethos, or orientation, and perspective about life issues, while coordinating and directing the educational goals of the school?

Themes addressed in this chapter are

  • Understanding both the micro-and macro-picture of education
  • Developing an environment of predictability and stability
  • Providing opportunities for personal growth and professional development
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