ERIC Number: ED404762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested.
Glatthorn, Allan A.
Principals can best discharge their leadership role if they develop a deep and broad knowledge base with respect to curriculum. This book offers guidelines for principals who seek to work cooperatively with the school community in developing and implementing effective curriculum. Part 1 contains three chapters that review the knowledge base. They explain the four levels of curriculum work (state, district, school, and classroom) and analyze the importance of the principal's role. Part 2 includes two chapters that explain how the principal can influence the state and district curricula as they are being developed. The six chapters in the third part focus on steps in developing the curriculum at the school level, including developing a vision and goals, rethinking the program of studies, committing to a learning-centered schedule, integrating the curriculum, aligning the curriculum, and monitoring the implementation process. Four chapters in part 4 offer suggestions for working with classroom teachers--making yearly planning calendars, developing units of study, enriching the curriculum and remediating learning, and evaluating the curriculum. The final chapter describes practical ways to implement leadership skills. References accompany each chapter. Contains 3 figures and 31 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Climate, Principals
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6428-5; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6427-7).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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