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Principal Leadership
Applying the New Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards

Foreword by John R. Hoyle



March 2002 | 160 pages | Corwin

"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!"
Theodore Creighton, Executive Director
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

"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."
John H. Stevens, Executive Director
Texas Business and Education Coalition and
Chairman of the Board, Texas Principals Leadership Initiative 

Principal Leadership is the first book on the market that provides you with the new ELCC standards in a cohesive, easy-to-follow manner!

Finally, the new joint Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, now recognized as the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards, are at your fingertips, ready to be applied by principals as well as administrator preparation programs.

This is first book to make the connection between the new standards and the principal's leadership role in creating and sustaining a school's culture and values. Its simple, consistent format includes:

  • Meeting the standards for the learning community
  • Creating, developing, and implementing school vision and culture
  • Organizing learning community resources
  • Establishing collaborative partnerships within the school community
  • Dealing with the dilemmas, politics, and professional development in school communities
  • Transforming the learning community

In addition to a thorough discussion of the new standards, each chapter includes easy-to-use learning tools that include "Activities for Professional Development" and reflective questions to help individuals, groups, or classes get the most from the book's practical, insightful, and easy-to-read format. Principal Leadership is a must-read for current and future school leaders who recognize the increasing complexity of the principal's role in our ever-changing, complicated world.


John R. Hoyle
Foreword
 
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

"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!" 

Theodore Creighton, Executive Director
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

"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."

John H. Stevens, Executive Director
Texas Business and Education Coalition

"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."

Scott L. Greenwell, Director
Adult & Community Education, Davis County School District, UT

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by John R. Hoyle

Preface

Part 1: Introduction

Preface


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