ERIC Number: ED538986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Tools for Improving Principals' Work
Shen, Jianping, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
The vital role of principalship in improving schools in general and enhancing student achievement in particular has been well documented. Given its importance, there is a need for tools to improve principalship, particularly ones emphasizing those dimensions associated with student achievement. Given the accountability movement, with its particular focus on student achievement and the advent of the evaluation era (including the evaluation of principals), the need for tools is even more urgent. This edited volume presents those tools with the aim of improving learning-centered principalship. The book is useful for researchers and policy makers as well as principals. Contents include: (1) The Need for Tools to Improve Principalship: An Introduction (Jianping Shen); (2) Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education: A New Tool for Principal Evaluation and Professional Growth (Andrew C. Porter, Joseph Murphy, Ellen Goldring, Stephen N. Elliott, and Xiu Chen Cravens); (3) A Data-Driven Approach to Assess and Develop Instructional Leadership with the PIMRS (Philip Hallinger); (4) Identifying Leadership and Organizational Processes Related to School Outcomes and Improvement: Validating an Instrument (Ronald H. Heck and George A. Marcoulides); (5) Data-Informed Decision-Making on High-Impact Strategies: An Instrument for Improving Principalship (Jianping Shen, Van E. Cooley, Xin Ma, Patricia L. Reeves, Walter L. Burt, J. Mark Rainey, and Wenhui Yuan); (6) Data-Informed Decision-Making: A Guidebook for Data Points and Analyses for School Improvement (Jianping Shen, Van E. Cooley, Gary Marx, Elizabeth Kirby, and David E. Whale); (7) The Leadership Performance Planning Worksheet (LPPW): A Development Tool for Early Career School Leaders (Lynn M. Scott); (8) The SAM Process: Changing Principals and Their Relationships with Teachers via Time/Task Analysis(TM) and TimeTrack(TM) (Mark Shellinger); and (9) James E. Bottoms/Paula E. Egelson: SREB's High Schools That Work School Improvement Model (James E. Bottoms and Paula E. Egelson).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Principals, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Task Analysis, Administrator Effectiveness, Guides, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement, Administrator Evaluation, Validity, Decision Making, Worksheets, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Evaluation Methods, High Schools, Career Development
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
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