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"A real contribution to an over-discussed subject.... This book reaches below the surface to the real issue and relationships that confront principals in their orchestration of the daily affairs of the teachers, parents, and students. "Offers real-life case examples of typical leadership dilemmas—in such areas as student discipline, teacher assessment, fiscal management, community involvement, and school—wide planning—and discusses potential responses to issues that seem ambiguous, complex, and highy charged.
Leadership as a Quest.
Justice: Doing What's Right..But What Is Right?
Teaching: Promoting Effective Teaching and Valuing Each Teacher.
Purpose: Process or Product?
Resources: Balancing Infinite Needs and Finite Resources.
Change: Fostering Change and Respecting the Individual.
Ownership: Weaving Diverse Interests into Mutual Purpose.
Autonomy: Encouraging Creativity and Preserving Community.
Trusting in Community.
Trusting in Yourself.