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.
Chapter 2: Metaphorical History of the Principalship: A Perspective of the Past
Metaphorical History of the Principalship: A Perspective of the Past
Understanding the history of the school principalship is useful for scholars, aspiring principals, and practitioners. It results in a deeper awareness of the extent to which the principal is a pivotal figure in the school and is the one who most affects the quality of teacher performance and student achievement. History also offers a broader perspective from which to view innovations and reforms initiated by principals, which often seem to reverberate echoes of the past.
Key to Leadership
“It is history that establishes where we were, where we are, and how we got to where we are.”
Fenske, 1997, p. 4
This understanding seems especially facilitated by a careful ...