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 6: The Principal's Role in Curriculum Development and Implementation
The Principal's Role in Curriculum Development and Implementation
Over three-quarters of a century ago, the Academy for Educational Development (1972) sponsored a report on the American school principal. Funded then by the Ford Foundation, the Academy described the principal as being overlooked. During this period of time, the school principal was disregarded because the world of education focused its attention upon large-scale national curriculum projects, massive government programs, and extensive efforts to equalize educational opportunity.
Fortunately, the improvement of school programs worldwide is now being redirected. Moreover, principals and school leaders are now better able to focus on cultural issues and diversity. This is crucial to school success. With changing demographics, as well as political, social, and economic ...