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ERIC Number: ED509122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 260
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0744-1
Qualities of Effective Principals
Stronge, James H.; Richard, Holly B.; Catano, Nancy
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
You know how important principals are in advancing student achievement and school success, but it's not been exactly clear which components of the principal's job are the highest priority... until now. Following on the results-based approach from the ASCD best-seller "Qualities of Effective Teachers", James Stronge and his coauthors explain how the research-based qualities of effective principals can be applied to training, hiring, mentoring, and supervising of school leaders everywhere. Synthesizing decades of research into clear guidelines, this book establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight education administration, leadership academy, and professional development programs, including: (1)The seven categories of effective leadership that are critical to the principal's job; (2) A profile of what an effective principal should know and be able to do; (3) Quality indicators for assessing the principal's performance; and (4) Red flags that are signs of ineffective leadership. Useful skills checklists and detailed steps help you quickly implement this book's proven strategies. If you're a new or experienced principal, this is an indispensable self-help book for balancing the needs and priorities of your school while you refine your leadership skills.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
IES Cited: ED556130; ED548024