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.

Foundations of Principal Leadership

Foundations of Principal Leadership
Foundations of principal leadership

Reflecting on the foundation of leadership, school principals globally appear to be at the heart of change and awareness. Their role, perhaps more than any other, emphasizes the societal uniqueness of people and cultural values, as well as organizational and political challenges that lay before them. The purpose of Part I is to provide a firm understanding as to the history of the principalship as well as a strong background in leadership theory and research applications. Thus, it is through these perspectives of the past as well as our shared visions of the future that principals worldwide, with unparalleled integrity, continue to shape history as well as our destiny.

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