ERIC Number: ED383093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Middle School Principal. The Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series.
Farmer, Richard F.; And Others
This handbook describes skills and competencies that are consistent with the most generally accepted middle school philosophies. These include the philosophy that middle schools should be student-centered, should ease the transition to high school, emphasize an integrated curriculum, and implement instruction that emphasizes active learning. Chapter 1 addresses the organization and structure of the middle school, which has evolved in recent years. Chapter 2 examines management and leadershp as applied to middle-school administration. Discussed are the definitions of the two competencies and the implications for the school principal. The third chapter provides historical and philosophical bases for curricula in the middle school and describes what is essential to a true middle-level school in terms of curriculum and instruction. The administrator-teacher relationship is discussed in the fourth chapter, with suggestions for the development of teams, teacher involvement, and supervision as it relates to the middle school. Chapter 5 addresses the importance of school-community relations and its impact on the operation of the middle school. Contains a 22-item bibliography. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Instructional Leadership, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Organizational Climate, Principals, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
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