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ERIC Number: EJ835464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Building Schools, Building People: The School Principal's Role in Leading a Learning Community
Mitchell, Coral; Sackney, Larry
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n5 p627-640 Sep 2006
This article describes the work of the school principal in building a vibrant learning community for staff and students. The descriptions emerged from a series of investigations into teaching, learning, and leading practices within schools that have high capacity for effective teaching and learning. These investigations demonstrated that the direct and consistent involvement of the school principal is essential for building a culture of learning for staff and students. In successful schools, principals serve four broad functions: center, holder of the vision, builder, and role model. These roles yield cultures and structures that sustain, energize, and vitalize teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A