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The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community


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Oktober 2009

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today's learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, teachers, and students. This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, community builder, advocate, manager, mentor, supervisor, politician, leader and learner. The Principalship covers the importance of learning: the learning of principals, the learning of other professionals, and especially the learning of students. School improvement is not possible without this across-the-board learning and exploration, and this text places a strong emphasis on this simple but often-overlooked aspect of school communities. Today's school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, rapidly expanding research knowledge, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, and escalating expectations for school services.
This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

CHAPTER 1 New Conceptions of the Principalship in a Professional Learning Community Vignette Introduction Role Conceptions Principalship and Leadership The Definition of Leadership Professional Learning Community Principals and Professional Learning Community in a Global, Knowledge Society Learning about Leadership Principal Leadership in Practice Eight Role Conceptions for the Principalship Principal as Learner Principal as Culture Builder Principal as Advocate Principal as Leader Principal as Mentor Principal as Supervisor Principal as Manager Principal as Politician Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites CHAPTER 2 Historical View of the Principal's Role Vignette Introduction Origin of the Principalship Origin of the Assistant Principal Role Women and Minorities in the Principalship Interacting Elements that Have Influenced the Principal's Role Changing Social Demographics of Cities and Schools Academic Study and State Licensure Requirements Professional Associations Practice of School Leaders Conceptual Frameworks Influencing the Principalship Role Moral and Ethical Leadership Social and Community Leadership Instructional Leadership School Reform and Implications to the Role of School Principals Contemporary Conditions and Implications Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities CHAPTER 3 Professional Learning Communities as School Reform Vignette Introduction Educational Reform and Professional Learning Communities Understanding Community Various Models of a Professional Learning Community Elements in a Professional Learning Community The Case for Professional Learning Communities Barriers to the Development of Professional Learning Communities The Principal's Role in Developing a Professional Learning Community in a School The Principal's Focus on Student Learning Principal's and Assistant Principal's Functions in Developing and Facilitating Professional Learning Communities Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities CHAPTER 4 The Principal as Learner Vignette Introduction Learning: Transmission versus Construction The Traditional Conception of Learning The Constructivist Conception of Learning Adult Learning Principal as Learner Importance of Learning in a Knowledge Society Four Components of Principal as Learner Principal as Facilitator Supporting a Professional Learning Community to Enhance Learning Capacity Schools as Learning Organizations Principal's Role in Facilitating Learning Organizations The Roles of the Assistant Principal and Teacher Leaders for Building and Cultivating Learning Capacity Principal's role with teacher leaders Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Table 4.2 Senge's Five Disciplines Senge's Five Disciplines Personal mastery Mental models Building shared vision Team learning Systems thinking- The Fifth Discipline that integrates the other 4 CHAPTER 5 Principal as Culture Builder Vignette Introduction A Cultural Perspective for Learning in Community Defining School Culture Understanding a School's Existing Culture Toxic Cultures Outcomes of Strong School Cultures Principal Leadership in Creating, Maintaining, and Changing Culture Creating School Culture Maintaining School Culture Changing School Culture The Principal Facilitating Others in Understanding and Developing Culture Facilitating Internal Veterans in Understanding and Developing Culture Facilitating Newcomers in Understanding and Developing Culture Facilitating External Constituents in Understanding and Developing Culture Facilitating a Culture Change Leadership Teams as Culture-Builders Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites CHAPTER 6 Principal as Advocate Vignette Introduction Social Justice as a Basis for Advocacy Components of Social Justice Social Justice in a Professional Learning Community Leadership as Transformative Definition and Elements of Advocacy The Moral Criteria for Advocacy The Legal Criterion for Advocacy The Thoughtfulness Criterion for Advocacy Principals and Social Justice Your Own Identity Within a Social Justice Context Barriers to the Role Within a Social Justice Context Priorities Within a Social Justice Context Principal as Advocate Advocate for the Whole Child and for All Students Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity Religious Diversity Language Diversity Poverty and Social Class Gender Sexual Orientation Students with Special Needs Gifted and Talented Students Students Placed At-Risk Being an Advocate for the School Multicultural Education Programs Bilingual Education Special Education Gifted and Talented Programs Title I Alternative Education Programs Advocate for the Community Principal as Facilitator of Others' Advocacy Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites CHAPTER 7 Becoming a Leader in a Professional Learning Community Vignette Introduction The Nature of Principal Leadership Leadership from External Sources Leadership from Internal Sources Principal Leadership Leadership Literature Popular Literature Professional Literature Scholarly Literature Research on Leadership Trait Approaches Behavior Approaches Contingency Approaches Leadership as a Relationship Leadership as an Organizational Feature Moral Leadership How Useful Is Research on Leadership? The Purpose of Principal Leadership Defining Significant School Change and Reform Creating a Collective Vision Principal Leadership in Vision Building The Principal's Roles as Visionary Leader The Dark Side of Visions Challenges of Vision Building Communicating the Vision Principal as Facilitator of Leadership in Others Teacher Empowerment Facilitating Others in Vision Building Facilitating Others in Collaboration Approaches to Collaborative Decision Making Collaborative Teaming Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites Chapter 8 The Principal as Mentor Vignette Introduction Introduction to Mentoring The Nature of Mentoring Mentoring Roles and Functions Participants of Mentoring Content of Mentoring Processes of Mentoring Benefits and Pitfalls of Mentoring Benefits of Mentoring Pitfalls of Mentoring The Principal's Role in Mentoring Mentoring New Teachers Mentoring New Teachers in Professional Development Reflective Mentoring Mentoring New Teachers in Psychosocial Development Mentoring New Teachers in Career Development Selecting and Matching Teachers to Be Mentors: Two Perspectives MentorTraining Providing Support for Peer Mentoring Mentoring Veteran Teachers Mentoring Teacher Teams The Principal as Facilitator of Mentoring of Veteran Teachers Principal as Mentor of Students Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites Chapter 9 Principal as Supervisor Vignette Introduction Traditional Role of Principal as Supervisor Historical Overview of the Supervisor's Role Elements of the Traditional Role of Principal as Supervisor Traditional Supervisory Role of the Assistant Principal The Principal's Role in Direct Supervision: An Innovative Conception Overview of the Innovative Role of Supervisor Establishing a System of Accountability Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Capable and Committed Educators Retaining Qualified Teachers Promoting Educator Growth Fostering Teacher Practical Knowledge Reflection Inquiry Establishing Trust Evaluating Educational Results The Regular Collection and Analysis of Student Performance Data The Principal's Role as Facilitator of Supervision Why Supervision Should Be Shared Elements of the Principal's Role as Facilitator of Supervision Establishing a System of Accountability Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Capable and Committed Educators Promoting Educator Growth Building Trust with the Leadership Team Evaluating Educational Results Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites Chapter 10 Principal as Manager Vignette Introduction The Principalship and Management Roots Managing the Unexpected in a Professional Learning Community Principal's Direct Role in Managing the Unexpected Supporting Information Direct Role in Implementing the Professional Learning Community Planning Taking Action Evaluating and Assessing Managing through Technology The Principal as Facilitator of Others in Management of a Professional Learning Community Facilitating Support Facilitating Others in Planning and Taking Action Facilitating Others in Evaluating and Assessing Institutionalizing a Professional Learning Community Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites Chapter 11 Vignette Introduction Thinking Politically Principal as Politician In the Society Schools as Political Systems Schools as Civil Societies Schools as Democratic Institutions Role of Principal as Politician in Society Principal as Politician in the Community Views of School-Community Relationships Role of Principal as Politician in the Community Principal as Politician In the District Role of Principal as Politician in the District Principal as Politician In the School Role of Principal as Politician in the School Assistant Principals as Politicians The Principal as Facilitator of Others as Politicians In the Society In the Community In the District In the School Building Social Capital in Professional Learning Communities Students Teachers Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities Websites Chapter 12 Becoming an Innovative Principal in a Professional Learning Community Vignette Introduction Socialization: Learning a New Role Nature of Socialization Sources of Socialization Stages of Socialization Methods of Socialization Individual Influences Outcomes of Socialization Focus of Socialization Outcomes Types of Outcomes Becoming a New Assistant Principal Distinctive Features of the Socialization of Assistant Principals Becoming a New Principal Content of Socialization Sources of Socialization Stages of Socialization Methods of Socialization Outcomes of Socialization Becoming an Innovative Mid-Career Principal Unique Features of Mid-Career Socialization Learning to Be an Innovative Principal at Mid-Career Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activity Peer Reflection Activities Websites Chapter 13 Looking to the Future as a Principal Vignette Introduction Societal Trends Future Scenarios for the Principalship and Schools Conclusion Activities Self Reflection Activities Peer Reflection Activities Course Activities

Portrait

Joseph Matthews is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. Dr. Matthews teaches courses in school principalship, leadership theory, and supervision. He has written for both national and regional publications co-authored three books: Being and Becoming a Principal (2003, Allyn & Bacon); Leadership: A Relevant and Realistic Role for Principals (1996, Eye on Education); and Finding One's Way: How Mentoring Can Lead to Dynamic Leadership (1998, Corwin Press).He has served as a high school teacher and principal in three different states.
EAN: 9780205545674
ISBN: 020554567X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRENTICE HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2009
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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