ERIC Number: ED525796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Principal as Student Advocate: A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students
Norton, M. Scott; Kelly, Larry K.; Battle, Anna R.
Eye on Education
Help all students reach their full potential. Make the right decisions! This unique book offers practical tools and strategies to help you become a strong advocate for every student in your school. With real world examples and situations, this book will help you: (1) Acquire skills to change your students' lives for the better--and also reach district goals; (2) Learn how to advocate for students even if it conflicts with district policy; (3) Discover how to transform your staff so they will also serve as student advocates; and (4) Strengthen connections with parents to engage them with their child's education. Also included is how to be an advocate for special needs students. The book opens with a private self-assessment to help you discover where you are on the continuum of student advocacy. It then leads you through the steps to develop the traits of a skilled advocate for students. There are application exercises and numerous examples of what works. Supported by research references in every chapter, the book details a rich variety of interventions you and your staff can use on a daily basis. It focuses on curricular as well as co-curricular programs including subject-matter offerings, the fine arts, athletics, technical programs, clubs, recreational activities, and other programs. As the principal, it is your advocacy that will make a powerful, lifelong difference for all the students in your school. Also available--PowerPoint slides for in-service professional development or for principals who wish to discuss this topic with their staff.
Descriptors: Principals, Students, Advocacy, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Pupil Personnel Services, Educational Environment, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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