ERIC Number: ED416585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Principal: Creative Leadership for Effective Schools. Third Edition.
Ubben, Gerald C.; Hughes, Larry W.
Although leadership should not be thought of as manifest only in the acts of a single person, the school principal is the person who arranges the organizational conditions. To help future and present school principals, issues behind leadership and the management aspects of the principalship are presented. The book combines theory and practice, allowing enough leeway to encourage tailored solutions. The focus is on the practicalities of making better use of staff in decision making, program analysis and curriculum reform, and in improved instructional delivery systems. The text contains 16 chapters which are divided into four parts: (1) organizational and societal settings, with chapters on style, instructional leadership, decision processing and decision making, the school and the community, and legal rights and responsibilities of students and staff; (2) school program design and delivery, with ideas on school restructuring, creating a positive learning climate, special students and special services, restructuring the curriculum, restructuring learning, restructuring the deployment of instructional personnel, and restructuring time scheduling; (3) managing the personnel system, with discussions on human resources development and staffing the school: recruitment selection and termination; and (4) management tools and techniques, which describes computer applications for school management, and budgeting, accounting, and building management. Each chapter concludes with a series of suggested activities so that practitioners, students, and professors can reflect on the concepts presented in this chapter. (Includes 22 case studies and an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Beginning Principals, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Management Systems, Principals, School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Personnel, School Supervision
Allyn & Bacon Publishing, A Viacom Company, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For previous edition, see ED 284 338.