ERIC Number: ED377592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reshaping the Principalship: Insights from Transformational Reform Efforts.
Murphy, Joseph; Louis, Karen Seashore
This book focuses on the ways in which the work of principals is being shaped by transformational reform measures. Part 1 offers two chapters that analyze the challenges and possibilities for principals in restructuring schools and review the empirical evidence on the evolving role of the principal. Part 2 presents nine case studies, each of which examines the changing role of the principal in the context of a single improvement effort. The case studies are: (1) "The Principal as Mini-Superintendent Under Chicago School Reform" (R. Bruce McPherson and Robert L. Crowson); (2) "Transformational Leadership and Teachers' Commitment to Change" (Kenneth Leithwood, Doris Jantzi,and Alicia Fernandez); (3) "School Leadership and Teacher Quality of Work Life in Restructuring Schools" (Sheila Rosenblum, Karen Seashore Louis, and Richard A. Rossmiller); (4) "Ninety Degrees from Everywhere: New Understandings of the Principal's Role in a Restructuring Essential School" (Nona A. Prestine); (5) "From Attila the Hun to Mary Had a Little Lamb: Principal Role Ambiguity in Restructured Schools" (Philip Hallinger and Charles Hausman); (6) "Cultivating a Caring School Community: One Principal's Story" (Lynn G. Beck); (7) "Voices of Principals from Democratically Transformed Schools" (Carl D. Glickman, Lewis R. Allen, and Barbara F. Lunsford); (8) "Changes in School Governance and Principals' Roles: Changing Jurisdictions, New Power Dynamics, and Conflict in Restructured Schools" (Kent D. Peterson and Valli D. Warren); and (9) "Ten Propositions for Facilitative Leadership" (David T. Conley and Paul Goldman). Theories and dilemmas that surfaced in the case studies are discussed in the third part's single chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Consciousness Raising, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Humanistic Education, Multicultural Education, Nontraditional Education, Principals, Progressive Education, Sharing Behavior, Values Education
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6080-8; hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6079-4).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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