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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.

Implementing Change
Implementing change

Education, currently tuned for a past age, is now synchronizing with demands of the times. With information literacy and global awareness parts of our daily lives, it is imperative for educational change to become a priority. Even more importantly, it is critical this change become a priority for principals. Keeping with this thought, much of this chapter centers on ELCC Standards #1 and #2, which represent the importance of a school- and community-led vision as well as the importance of best practices and effective instructional programs.

In order to meet future demands, building-level administrators need to pay keen attention to new ways of leading schools. Forward-looking principals are thus creating ...

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