From the Desk of the Middle School Principal

From the Desk of the Middle School Principal

by Kathleen Brown, Vincent Anfara
     
 

Brown (educational leadership, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Anfara (educational leadership, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville) examine education at the middle years level from the principal's perspective, spotlighting the principal's role in school reform and improvement based on the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their… See more details below

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Brown (educational leadership, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Anfara (educational leadership, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville) examine education at the middle years level from the principal's perspective, spotlighting the principal's role in school reform and improvement based on the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students. Centered on a study of 98 principals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina, seven chapters explore the strategies used by principals in their responsiveness to students, to faculty and staff, and to their schools and communities. For aspiring and practicing middle school principals, board members, teachers and parents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Walt Grebing
A must read by all educators in middle schools, this book on school leadership is timely and unique. School leadership has been recognized as the primary factor in the success or failure of the school. This book focuses on the seven critical themes of school leadership based on the experiences of principals and the needs of the early adolescent. I would recommend this outstanding book for all middle school principals, assistant principals, superintendents, central office staff, parents, and boards of education.
John Lounsbury
Perhaps no topic in education right now is as important as middle level leadership. Having achieved organizational ascendancy, the middle school movement, in many ways, is treading water waiting for the leadership needed to make the kind of changes in curriculum and instruction that are the heart of the middle school concept. Here is a comprehensive book that should go a long way to solve this problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810843844
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.50(d)

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