ERIC Number: ED495621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-7
Principal Induction: A Standards-Based Model for Administrator Development
Wilmore, Elaine L.
Many school administrator candidates enter the principalship with great potential, but sometimes lack the critical guidance to ensure success. With the many challenges facing principals daily, it is imperative for new and seasoned principals alike to remain informed, rejuvenated, and passionate about providing students with a quality education and supporting high quality teachers and an effective staff. "Principal Induction" focuses on the importance of an effective induction process in the recruitment, development, and retention of school principals. The first of its kind, this standards-based format seamlessly weaves the new Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards--resulting from the work of ten leading educational organizations interested in school leadership and improvement--into the principal induction process. Developing this unique approach, while providing encouragement and support, the author produces case studies, professional development activities and how-to's for: (1) Improving schools by enhancing the human and leadership qualities of administrators; (2) Promoting positive school culture; (3) Creating collaborative teams to support all stakeholders; and (4) Addressing inconsistent follow-up and unreliable accountability systems in a structured, productive manner. By cultivating their own individual growth and development through an effective induction program, school leaders will revitalize their professional and personal lives, and move from surviving to flourishing during their principalship years. Following a foreword by Michael Martin and a preface, this book contains ten chapters: (1) Induction: The Big Picture; (2) A Partnership Model for Administration Induction Success; (3) How Do You Stay Focused on the School Vision When the Walls Are Falling Down?; (4) The Best We Can Be; (5) How Do I Run This Place?; (6) I Have to Work With Them?; (7) It May Be Legal, But Is It Right??; (8) Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This; (9) The Internship: Preservice Administrators Looking to the Future; and(10) For the Future. The book concludes with a list of suggested readings; a list of references; and an index.
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Quality, Accountability, School Culture, Leadership Qualities, Logical Thinking, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Administrators, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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