ERIC Number: ED500883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do. A Guide for Those Who Care about Creating and Supporting Quality in Schools. Executive Summary
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
This document presents an executive summary of the 96-page "Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do," a guidebook for those who care about creating and supporting quality in schools. It is an operating manual for school leaders that features new strategies to help principals structure and support learning communities that develop the whole child, prepare students for a changing global economy and society, rethink the learning day by bridging school and community and make decisions based on data. Six standards for principal leadership are presented: (1) Balance Management and Leadership Roles placing learning at the center; (2) Set High Expectations and Standards for the academic and social development of all students; (3) Demand Content and Instruction that Ensure Student Achievement of agreed-upon academic standards; (4) Create a Culture of Adult Learning tied to student learning and other school goals; (5) Use Multiple Sources of Data as Diagnostic Tools to assess, identify and apply instructional improvement; and (6) Actively engage the community to create shared responsibility for student and school success. [This publication was created in partnership with Collaborative Communications Group. Research and development of this document was made possible by the LAB at Brown University, Principals Leadership Network, funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. Funds for the publication were contributed by Lifetouch, Inc., of Minneapolis.]
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Principals, Standard Setting, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Guides, Administrative Principles, Educational Quality, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Leaders Guides, Professional Associations, National Standards
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.