Principal Leadership: Applying the New Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards / Edition 1

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Overview

The first to make the connection between the new standards and the principal’s leadership role in creating and sustaining a school’s culture and values, this simple, consistent format includes a standard, followed by the philosophical framework and case studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Theodore Creighton
"Certification, assessment, and standards for school principals are here to stay. Elaine Wilmore takes a fresh and innovative look at how standards for school administration are tied to the very core of educational leadership. A must read for all aspiring and practicing school leaders. Bravo!"
John H. Stevens
"This book informs school leaders how they can carry out critical leadership responsibilities that will lead to ever higher levels of academic achievement for all students."
Scott L. Greenwell
"In the process of developing a guide for school leaders using the ELCC standards, it was a great relief to come across your wonderful book, which we have relied on rather extensively. Thank you for your tremendous contribution to the literature on school leadership and for helping practitioners like me to interpret and apply the ELCC standards. "
Theodore Creighton
"Certification, assessment, and standards for school principals are here to stay. Elaine Wilmore takes a fresh and innovative look at how standards for school administration are tied to the very core of educational leadership. A must read for all aspiring and practicing school leaders. Bravo!"
John H. Stevens
"This book informs school leaders how they can carry out critical leadership responsibilities that will lead to ever higher levels of academic achievement for all students."
Scott L. Greenwell
"In the process of developing a guide for school leaders using the ELCC standards, it was a great relief to come across your wonderful book, which we have relied on rather extensively. Thank you for your tremendous contribution to the literature on school leadership and for helping practitioners like me to interpret and apply the ELCC standards. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945550
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,387,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Elaine Wilmore is a former public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She has formerly served as a Professor, Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has previously served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Before that Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA which received national acclaim and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmore’s respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for untold conferences and professional journals.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - John R. Hoyle Preface About the Author Part I: Introduction
1. Our Changing World and Schools: The Need for a Learning Community The Role of the Principal Expectations Is This Book for You?
The ELCC Standards for School Leaders
2. Standards for the Learning Community A Brief History: The Standards Story The Standards Why?
Part II: Application of the Standards
3. Creating the Vision of a Collaborative Learning Community Standard 1
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
4. Reaching for the Stars: Creating a Culture That Values Enhanced Performance Standard 2
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
5. Steering the Ship: Facilitating the Organization and Operation of Learning Community Resources Standard 3
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
6. Together We Build: The Strength of Collaborative Partnerships Standard 4
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
7. Taking a Stand: The Moral Dilemma Standard 5
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
8. Beware of the Alligators: The Politics of Administrative Leadership Standard 6
Philosophical Framework Case Studies Activities for Professional Development Conclusions
9. Trial by Fire: The Administrative Internship Standard 7
Philosophical Framework Conclusions Part III: Conclusions
10. The Hallelujah Chorus: Tying it Together to Transform the Learning Community Final Review Conclusions Applause!
Go Forth and Do Well!
Suggested Additional Reading References Index

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