ERIC Number: ED495526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar-13
Beginning the Principalship. A Practical Guide for New School Leaders. Third Edition
Daresh, John C.
This new edition of John C. Daresh's bestseller provides the resources needed to become a strong and effective leader. The reader will find out have they can: (1) Manage others' expectations as principal; (2) Master the technical skills necessary to run a school; (3) Create and clarify a personal professional growth plan; (4) Work effectively with the community; (5) Incorporate staff in school goals and initiatives; and (6) Work more effectively with parents. In compelling scenarios from new principals, Daresh focuses on the practical skills for developing a network, the process of finding mentors, and the importance of professional organizations. With the tools this guide offers, the reader will build the skills they need to thrive as a principal, growing more comfortable--and more confident--in their role as school leader. This book contains the following fifteen chapters and three parts: (1) Introduction; and (2) A Framework for Understanding the Beginning Principalship. Part I: Technical and Managerial Skills, with chapters: (3) A Personal Leadership Checklist; (4)Expectations for Technical and Managerial Skills; (5) Learning to Lead by Assisting; and (6) Assuming Responsibility for Accountability. Part II: Socialization, with the following chapters:(7) Seeing Your Invisible Heroes (8) Parents as Partners?; (9) Others' Expectations and (10) Learning Your School's Culture. Part III: Self-Awareness, with the final chapters: (11) Reviewing Personal Values; (12) Being a "Boss"; (13) Building a Personal Timeline for Learning and Development; (14) Building a Support System; and (15) Some Concluding Thoughts. The following is appended: Beginning Principals' Administrative Skills Assessment Instrument. [This book is a Joint Publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and National Association of Secondary School Principals.]
Descriptors: Values, Principals, Mentors, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, School Community Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Professional Associations, Guides, Management Development, Socialization, Check Lists, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Effectiveness, Accountability, School Culture, Self Concept, Time Factors (Learning), Case Studies, Administrator Role, Nonprofessional Personnel
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Sponsor: National Association of Elementary School Principals; National of Secondary School Principals
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.