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ERIC Number: ED454250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Assessing School Principals in a Community of Learners.
Ediger, Marlow
The role of the school principal in a community of learners is discussed. A "community of learners" refers to a group of individuals with common interests who share ideals and learn from each other. The principal must work with teachers, providing support and receiving support in helping students achieve optimal results. A community of learners may be formed of principals in a given area or school district. Sharing ideas and exchanging information in the community of learners strengthens the role of the principal. Ideas to be exchanged should be expressed clearly, with attention to grammar, and meetings of the community should be planned. To improve instruction, the community of learners must read, study, and research on different curriculum areas. Some suggestions are given for curriculum study related to reading comprehension, social studies, science, and mathematics. Principals would benefit from the study of standards, both those from national organizations and those provided by the state. Continuous discussion and the assessment of each new plan are musts in developing a curriculum of relevance, significance, and vitality. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A