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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.

Developing Systemic Leadership
Developing systemic leadership

In a global society, the world is undergoing rapid economic and social change. Increasing social and population mobility causes students to face very different challenges than their predecessors. These factors fundamentally alter the role of schools and school leaders and the challenges they face. Principals appear to have more autonomy, but with greater accountability. To be sure, then, it is important for building-level leaders to remain ethical in their approach as well as to understand the larger picture of political, social, economic, legal, and cultural dynamics as noted in ELCC Standards #5 and #6. Thus, principals must not only help their faculty and staff to prepare all of their students successfully in a new global economy and society, but ...

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