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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.

Students in Transition: The Wise Veteran
Students in transition: The wise veteran

Schools must provide an atmosphere that is responsive to change while maintaining a stable and balanced structure. Within the middle school environment, a school principal must be particularly vigilant in acknowledging this basic leadership strategy but unusually proactive in understanding and accommodating students, middle school being a developmentally dynamic time in a young person's life. How can a principal balance the school structure necessary to direct, guide, supervise, and control a student's academic, social, and physical life while providing opportunity for them to develop decision-making skills and integrating them into the extremely important social fabric of the school? The middle school principal profiled in this interview focuses on that perspective and the administrative process ...

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