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ERIC Number: EJ863357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Personal and Shared Vision: A Commitment to Increased Rigor
Williamson, Ronald; Blackburn, Barbara R.
Principal Leadership, v10 n3 p56-58 Nov 2009
One of the most important things a principal can do is have a clear vision for his or her school. The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (2008) identified a "clear, strong and collectively held vision" as one of the six essential components of an effective school. Beyond a general vision for their schools, it is important that principals and their teachers have a shared vision for more-rigorous schools and classrooms. In this article, the authors suggest that having a vision and revisiting it regularly helps principals and their faculty members focus on what is important and balance competing demands for their time and energy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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