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.

Current Trends in Leadership

Current trends in leadership

With massive changes in education underway, building-level leaders are under fire and under the microscope to produce results. This is accompanied by an array of political, social, economic, legal, and cultural problems as evidenced in ELCC Standard #6. It is for this reason that a renewed interest in educational administration at the building level has led to examining current trends and issues as they pertain to the principalship.

Key to Leadership

Recent trends in leadership are moving the principalship toward change and reform.

Questions Addressed in this Chapter are the following

  • What are two prevailing trends in leadership development and how have they changed the role of the principal?
  • Why is mentorship important to team leadership?
  • How have changes in adaptive education changed ...
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