ERIC Number: ED390810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Administrators Supporting School Change. Strategies for Teaching and Learning Professional Library.
This publication is part of a series of monographs on the art of teaching. Each volume, focusing on a specific discipline, explores theory in the context of teaching strategies connected to evaluation of both teachers' and students' learning. Three techniques for making use of the series are offered: dialogues (as self-evaluation and in study groups), shop talk (review of current professional literature), and teacher-to-teacher field notes (tips and experiences from practicing educators). This volume, containing six chapters, focuses on administrators (principals) and their role as agents of change. Chapter 1 is a detailed outline of a day in the life of an elementary school principal, covering school activities; relations with students, teachers, parents, and visitors, and administrative duties. A section on reading aloud, with a list of read-aloud books, is included. Chapter 2 discusses principals as change agents illustrating how principals, through daily interaction, have many opportunities to guide teachers' professional growth and enrich their experience. A case study of a bilingual second grade teacher is described. Chapter 3 examines the role of the principal in creating a school community, including the goals for the community and specific strategies to achieve these goals. Chapter 4 focuses on strategies for involving parents in building a school community. Chapter 5 looks at how school discipline can become a positive component of a successful school learning community, outlining the responsibilities of adults and students and the role of the principal. Chapter 6 explores the importance and complexity of evaluating teachers and staff and curriculum content looking at the reflective teacher; the aesthetic, literate, social-emotional, and instructional environments; evaluating students; and celebrating learning. A list of professional associations and publications is included. (Contains 51 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Classroom Environment, Community, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Personnel Evaluation, Principals, School Administration, Student Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation
Stenhouse Publishers, 431 York St., York, ME 03909.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Galef Inst., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 036 367-371.