ERIC Number: ED244009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Effective Principal: Achieving Equity and Excellence in Schools.
Denbo, Sheryl; Ross, Marlene
The suggestions presented in this publication are designed to assist principals in improving school effectiveness through a well-planned, well-executed program of staff supervision and curriculum development. The document is organized into four major areas. First, the need for the principal to provide strong curriculum leadership through establishing achievement as a top priority, actively participating in curriculum committees, and establishing nonbiased student evaluations is addressed. Second, suggestions are made as to how a principal can communicate high expectations for student and teacher performance through encouraging and rewarding excellence, monitoring instruction and conducting staff evaluations, and supporting staff development. Next, how to encourage equity and excellence through administrative procedures such as reviewing scheduling and grouping procedures and establishing an orderly atmosphere is discussed. And finally, ways that a principal can help to maintain a positive school climate through encouraging teachers to communicate with parents and encouraging parent participation are considered. A "self-assessment" scale and a "priority for improvement" scale for each item in the four areas facilitate use of the material for planning purposes. (CMG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity.