Taking a practice-to-theory approach grounded in research The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is a core textbook for use by aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. The goal of the text is to prepare school leaders to successfully face the real life issues that principals deal with on a day-to-day basis. This comprehensive text addresses the most up to date view building leadership as well providing a rich arrange of pedagogical features that help school principals understand both the challenges prevalent in schools today and the tool belt of leadership strategies needed to meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards. This text will provide a rich array of innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts ideas that will separate it from other principalship textbooks on the market today.
Part III: Forces of Leadership
Today's global challenges in education signal the importance of principals as forces of leadership. As both managers and instructional leaders, building-level administrators are learning multiple roles of being an effective leader. The purpose of Part III is to guide and strengthen leadership capacity and management skills in all areas, including facility development and student discipline as well as teacher evaluation. The key is helping principals to not only restructure and improve their schools but also to create and sustain great schools.[Page 202]