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ERIC Number: EJ1109221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
You're the New Principal? Considering First Steps toward Improvement at Sparrow Middle School
Peck, Craig; Clarida, Brian
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n3 p85-99 Sep 2016
In the contemporary context, demands for rapid school turnaround meet the reality of increased principal turnover. Therefore, it is crucial to help aspiring school leaders hone their problem-solving skills. This case provides readers with an opportunity to diagnose issues of concern at a struggling school, and then prescribe several initial strategies for improvement. To accentuate the personal relevance of the exercise, the authors employ second person narrative voice. The case has been revised and enhanced during its use over the past several years in principal preparation programs, including a federal-grant-funded initiative to train aspiring leaders of high-need, low-performing schools. The teaching notes provide guidance on how educational leadership instructors might use the case within their own courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A