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Administrative Passages: Navigating the Transition from Teacher to Assistant Principal / Edition 1

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Overview

Within the educational system, the role of assistant principal is vital. Assistant principals are the face of administration in most school districts, they comprise the largest group of administrators and largely determine school effectiveness and success. Despite the critical nature of this position, this leadership and management role is not properly understood or respected. This is reflected in the lack of targeted research and effective preparation programs aimed at the assistant principalship.

This book examines two areas which are core to educational leadership theory and practice: assistant principals and the passage from teaching to administration. It describes the cognitive, social, and emotional challenges that new assistant principals encounter as they cross this administrative threshold and it contextualizes their narratives within psychological and sociological theories of change, transition, and socialization. A visual metaphor of cycles within cycles describes the four critical phases of their administrative journey. Also included are recommendations for aspiring and new assistant principals, regulatory bodies, professional development providers, and school districts. As administrative pools diminish and school leaders face increasing demands, there is an urgent need to prepare new assistant principals for this complex leadership transition.

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“Denise Armstrong has done an excellent job in bringing together theory and practice in this book. … Armstrong gives a compelling picture of the transitions that have to be made as teachers move into more formal leadership positions. … I would recommend it because … the way that it draws together work on transition and suggests new ways of looking at the way transitions happen. … It is certainly a book that I would recommend both to postgraduate students and teachers in schools.” (Megan Crawford, Educational Review, November, 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402052682
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Studies in Educational Leadership Series , #4
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Background.- Perspectives on Change, Transitions, and Passages.- Narrating the Administrative Passage.- The Individual Narratives.- Charting the Administrative Passage.- Entry–Exit: Crossing the Administrative Threshold.- Immersion–Emmersion: Ascending the Administrative Hierarchy.- Disintegration–Reintegration: Shifting Perspectives – Letting Go, Holding On, and Reframing.- Transformation–Restabilization: Becoming and Being an Assistant Principal.- The Way Forward: Connecting Theory and Practice.- Reconceptualizing Assistant Principals’ Leadership Transitions.

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