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ERIC Number: ED495531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-23
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-0647-0
Best Practices of Award-Winning Elementary School Principals
Harris, Sandra
Corwin Press
Which practices set award-winning principals apart from their equally hard-working peers? Using survey results and contributions from 35 award-winning elementary school principals nationwide, this essential text examines over 100 field-based practices recognized as the best for the elementary school principalship. Organized around seven themes ranging from leadership to collaborating and communicating to school improvement plans, this enlightening collection provides unparalleled advice and wisdom from the "best of the best." Aspiring, new, and veteran elementary school principals and assistant principals will benefit from: (1)Comprehensive suggested readings and words of wisdom from award-winning principals across a variety of school settings; (2) Reflection and insight from practiced leaders; (3) Proven best practices and suggestions for how they can be implemented; and (4) Ideas for how to engage in self-reflection and school study. Following a Foreword (Vincent Ferrandino), this book contains the following ten chapters: (1) Leadership; (2) Shaping Campus Culture; (3) Collaborating and Communicating; (4) Effective Instructional Programs; (5) School Improvement Plans; (6) At-Risk Programs; (7) Other Helpful Hints; (8) Words of Wisdom; (9) Recommended Reading List; and (10) Conclusion. This book concludes with an Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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