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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.

Personal and Professional Belief Systems: The Ethicist
Personal and professional belief systems: The ethicist

Reconciling one's own value system with that of a school organization requires an understanding of the differences between expectations and beliefs. Schools are responsible for transmitting and reinforcing ethical belief systems that reflect different points of view with equal representation. The balance or imbalance between these perspectives represents the school culture. It is not uncommon for these ethical orientations to be different from community to community. When these ethical considerations are in conflict, leaders must decide whether the dissonance created is manageable and accept-able to them personally or professionally. What is acceptable for a school culture may not be consistent with the ethical perspective of a school leader. The focus of this ...

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