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Climbing the Himalayas of School Leadership: The Socialization of Early Career Administrators / Edition 1
     

Climbing the Himalayas of School Leadership: The Socialization of Early Career Administrators / Edition 1

by Carol A. Mullen
 

ISBN-10: 1578861071

ISBN-13: 9781578861071

Pub. Date: 05/03/2004

Publisher: R&L Education

Carol Mullen contends that in today's education climate there exists an urgent call for university faculty to take responsibility for reforming university preparation programs. She uncovers vital information about the needs of the nation's schools that can be reflected in program content and policy reform. Otherwise, the least effective of these programs could be

Overview

Carol Mullen contends that in today's education climate there exists an urgent call for university faculty to take responsibility for reforming university preparation programs. She uncovers vital information about the needs of the nation's schools that can be reflected in program content and policy reform. Otherwise, the least effective of these programs could be eliminated, as has already occurred in some states. This book should help principal preparation programs that are behind the times to move forward. Such programs can thus be expected to be aligned not only with the expectations of universities, policymaking bodies, and the public, but also with school districts and practicing school leaders. Schoolteachers who aspire to school leadership will also benefit from this book, as Mullen speaks to them directly through the idea of peer administration groups. School practitioners who carry mentoring and evaluative responsibilities will also profit from learning about new school leaders' experiences of socialization, adjustment, and survival, as well as their conceptualizations of what matters for school leaders to know about the job itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578861071
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
05/03/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Figures and Tables Part 2 Acknowledgments and Credits Part 3 Foreword Part 4 Preface: How This Summit Began Part 5 Part 1: Mountaintop View of This Research Travelogue through High-Power Binoculars Chapter 6 1. Trekkers: Travelogue Benefits and Landscape Features Chapter 7 2. Perspectives: Backpacking with Binocular Vision Chapter 8 3. Orientations: Creating the Course at Base Camp Chapter 9 4. Snapshot: Research Travelogue Summary Chapter 10 5. Outcomes: Topographic Research Patterns Chapter 11 6. Knapsack: What to Pack for Your Virtual Trek Part 12 Part 2: What Practicing School Leaders Say about Their First Administrative Trek and Then Some Chapter 13 7. Mountaineering Boots: Conditioning Preparation Chapter 14 8. Map: Inventory Survey Chapter 15 9. Compass: Direction Indicator Chapter 16 10. Swiss Army Knife: Basic Know-How Chapter 17 11. Rope: Mountaineering Scaffolds Chapter 18 12. Journal: Emotional Expression Chapter 19 13. First-Aid Kit: Coping Skills Chapter 20 14. Ax: Accountability Climate Chapter 21 15. Tarp: Real-World Experience Chapter 22 16. Lantern: Knowledge Source Chapter 23 Part 3: Climbing the Summit Using Signposts, Signal Flares, and Backpacking Tips Chapter 24 17. Charting a Trail That Traverses the Summit Part 25 Epilogue: Leaving Footprints on Everest Part 26 Appendix A: School Leadership Expedition Glossary Part 27 Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography on Early Career Socialization Part 28 Appendix C: Survey Questions for Early Career Administrators Part 29 Appendix D: Matrix Results of Administrator Survey for All Florida Counties Part 30 Appendix E: Focus Group Questions for Early Career Administrators Part 31 Appendix F: Focus Group Workshop Evaluation Form Part 32 Appendix G: Application of Florida School District Structure to Study Part 33 References Part 34 Index Part 35 About the Author

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