This book focuses on seven important dimensions of principalship: data-informed decision-making; safe and orderly school operation; high, cohesive, and culturally relevant expectations for students; distributive and empowering leadership; coherent curriculum; real-time and embedded instructional assessment; and commitment and passion for school renewal. For each dimension, it provides a research base, best practices, and relevant tools. The book is particularly useful for researchers, policy makers, and educational leadership faculty members as well as, of course, principals.
Jianping Shen is the John E. Sandberg Professor of Education and currently the Gwen Frostic Endowed Chair for Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University. Van E. Cooley was Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Western Michigan University.
Contents: Jianping Shen/Van E. Cooley: Introduction - Van E. Cooley/Jianping Shen: Data-Informed Decision-Making -Dennis C. McCrumb/Robert J. Leneway: Safe and Orderly School Operations - Gary L. Wegenke/Sue Poppink: High, Cohesive, and Culturally Relevant Expectations for All Students - Louann Bierlein Palmer: Distributive and Empowering Leadership - Jiangang Xia/Jianping Shen/Van E. Cooley: Coherent Curriculum - Dennis C. McCrumb/Robert J. Leneway: Real-Time and Embedded Instructional Assessment - Walter L. Burt: Passion and Commitment for School Renewal.