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.

The Wisdom of Planning

The Wisdom of Planning

The wisdom of planning

Experienced principals often feel pressure to be wise in planning. As demands on administrators expand exponentially, effective school leaders now scale up planning operations to meet a wide range of global educational issues. Interestingly, as times continue to change dramatically, school principals across the spectrum are learning to change with them. As part of these changes, principals are learning the importance of integrity and ethics as well as developing a stronger focus on vision and planning.

Questions Addressed in this Chapter Include the following

  • What is the principal's role in planning?
  • What is a goal-based model? How does a principal determine the locus of planning decisions?
  • How can a principal identify and allocate leadership functions for planning purposes?
  • What are the specific ...
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