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.

Practical Applications of Leadership

Practical applications of leadership

In this chapter, there will be a heavy emphasis on ISLLC (2008) Standard 5. Standard 5 states, “An educational leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.” The Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) Program Standards (National Policy Board for Educational Administration, 2009), which support the ISLLC standards, has identified five components that assist students who are preparing to become practicing administrators. These components comprise the following:

  • Ensure a system of accountability for every student's academic and social success.
  • Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.
  • Safeguard the values of democracy, equity, and diversity.
  • Consider and evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision making.
  • Promote social justice and ensure ...
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