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A Blueprint for Developing Tomorrow's School Leaders

Based on two years of research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, and the New Schools Venture Fund, The Principal Challenge focuses directly on the causes and cures of the crisis in school leadership. Marc Tucker, Judy Codding, and a stellar list of experts from the United States and abroad paint a revealing portrait of what it means to be a principal now, how and why most graduate schools of education have failed to provide the training principals need, what the military and business sectors do to create and support their leaders and managers, what the state of the art in professional training looks like, what other nations are doing to address this problem, and how to apply the very best practices in the world to solve the crisis in school leadership.

This book is honest and hard-hitting. And it offers realistic solutions. Based on the thorough analysis provided by the chapter authors, the editors of The Principal Challenge offer an imaginative proposal for a new kind of institution that will train school principals to be turn-around artists. Drawing on the new forms of executive development programs in our business schools, they propose a similar program for school principals. The approach involves a close collaboration between the new institution and entire school districts, combining face-to-face instruction with web-based delivery. The innovative curriculum they describe, like the best approaches in business and industry, uses carefully developed cases, simulations, games, action projects, seminars and journaling, The editors offer a clear conception of what it might mean to be an instructional leader, a way of thinking about what it takes for a principal to be a strategic thinker, an approach that principals can use to take advantage of the best current thinking on knowledge management and professional development, a conception of the principal as school designer, an emphasis on the use of data to drive planning, and a host of tested ideas that principals can use to lead their schools to better results.

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This text is based on a two-year study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, and the New Schools Venture Fund. Sixteen American and Australian experts in education, leadership, and management address a number of issues, including the roles of the principal—what principals must know about teaching and learning, and the principal as the school's moral leader; best practices in leadership training in business, the military and other fields, and possible implications for the training of school principals; preparation of principals in other English-speaking countries, as compared to the U.S.; and a current situation report on the preparation of school principals in the U.S.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Based on two years of research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, and the New Schools Venture Fund, The Principal Challenge focuses directly on the causes and cures of the crisis in school leadership. Marc Tucker, Judy Codding, and a stellar list of experts from the United States and abroad paint a revealing portrait of what it means to be a principal now, how and why most graduate schools of education have failed to provide the training principals need, what the military and business sectors do to create and support their leaders and managers, what the state of the art in professional training looks like, what other nations are doing to address this problem, and how to apply the very best practices in the world to solve the crisis in school leadership.

This book is honest and hard-hitting. And it offers realistic solutions. Based on the thorough analysis provided by the chapter authors, the editors of The Principal Challenge offer an imaginative proposal for a new kind of institution that will train school principals to be turn-around artists. Drawing on the new forms of executive development programs in our business schools, they propose a similar program for school principals. The approach involves a close collaboration between the new institution and entire school districts, combining face-to-face instruction with web-based delivery. The innovative curriculum they describe, like the best approaches in business and industry, uses carefully developed cases, simulations, games, action projects, seminars and journaling, The editors offer a clear conception of what it might mean to be an instructional leader, a way of thinking about what it takes for a principal to be a strategic thinker, an approach that principals can use to take advantage of the best current thinking on knowledge management and professional development, a conception of the principal as school designer, an emphasis on the use of data to drive planning, and a host of tested ideas that principals can use to lead their schools to better results.

Synopsis:

A Blueprint for Developing Tomorrow's School Leaders

"A penetrating analysis of today's whopping school leadership crisis, and a wake-up call for a revolution in principal preparation. Filled with provocative ideas on how to address the demands for unprecedented improvement in student performance."

— Jerome Murphy, professor of education and former dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"The Principal Challenge does a brilliant job of chronicling the failure of our school districts and our schools of education to prepare school principals for the job ahead. This book is both a stimulus for action and a handbook of new models for leadership development. Everyone who wants public education to succeed should read it."

— John C. Fryer, Jr., superintendent, Duval County Schools, Florida and former commandant, National War College

"This panoramic view of the principalship is powerful. Not only does this book present issues few are willing to openly discuss, it lays out solutions. It is a must-read for everyone interested in the future of our kids."

— Patricia A. Harvey, superintendent, Saint Paul, Minnesota Public Schools

"For too long, the heart of educational leadership has been neglected. This book provides a welcome transfusion. The coeditors are obviously well grounded in both theory and practice. Their critique of schools of education is right on target."

— Terrance Deal, Irving R. Melbo Scholar, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

"The Principal Challenge represents a ray of hope and a voice of reason for principals, who are under enormous pressure from states, localities, and communities to produce results in demanding circumstances. There are few jobs today with as many and as divergent responsibilities as that of a principal. A new vision of the principalship is required, and The Principal Challenge delivers."

— Maria Tukeva, principal, Bell Multicultural High School, Washington, D.C.

About the Author

Marc S. Tucker is president of the National Center on Education and the Economy. A leader of the national standards movement, he is coauthor of the prize-winning book Thinking for a Living and Standards for Our Schools.

Judy B. Codding is an award-winning former high school principal. She is now vice president of programs for the National Center on Education and the Economy and coauthor with Tucker of Standards for Our School.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Editors.

The Contributors.

1. Preparing Principals in the Age of Accountability (Marc S. Tucker, Judy B. Codding).

Part One: Roles of the Principal.

2. What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning (Peter W. Hill).

3. The Principal as Moral Leader (Thomas Sobol).

Part Two: Best Practices in the T raining of Leaders, Managers, and Other Professionals in Business, the Military, and Beyond.

4. Best Practices in Leadership Development: Lessons from the Best Business Schools and Corporate Universities (Marie Eiter).

5. Professional Military Education: A Serious Enterprise for Leaders (Robert C. Hughes, Richard Haney).

6. Models of Preparation for the Professions: Implications for Educational Leadership (Gary Sykes with Cheryl King and Jeannie Patrick).

Part Three: An International Perspective.

7. Mission Possible? An International Analysis of Training for Principals (Brian J. Caldwell, Gerard T . Calnin, Wendy P. Cahill).

Part Four: A Current Situation Report: Preparing School Principals in the United States.

8. The Work of P rincipals and Their P reparation: Addressing Critical Needs for the Twenty-First Century (Carolyn Kelley, Kent D. Peterson).

9. Principal In-Service Programs: A Portrait of Diversity and Promise (Kent D. Peterson, Carolyn Kelley).

10. Associations and the Principalship: A History of Advocacy, a Horizon of Opportunity (Gerald N. Tirozzi).

Appendix A: The National Institute for School Leadership: Design for a New Institution to Train School Leaders.

Appendix B: People Consulted in the Design of the National Institute for School Leadership.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787964474
Editor:
Tucker, Marc C.
Editor:
Codding, Judy B.
Editor:
Tucker, Marc S.
Editor:
Codding, Judy B.
Author:
Tucker, Marc S.
Author:
Codding, Judy B.
Author:
Coddi
Author:
ng, Judy B.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
School principals
Subject:
Educational leadership
Subject:
Educational accountability
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
Leadership & Administration (K-12)
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Series Volume:
RN-0285
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.36x6.52x1.38 in. 1.65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Based on two years of research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, and the New Schools Venture Fund, The Principal Challenge focuses directly on the causes and cures of the crisis in school leadership. Marc Tucker, Judy Codding, and a stellar list of experts from the United States and abroad paint a revealing portrait of what it means to be a principal now, how and why most graduate schools of education have failed to provide the training principals need, what the military and business sectors do to create and support their leaders and managers, what the state of the art in professional training looks like, what other nations are doing to address this problem, and how to apply the very best practices in the world to solve the crisis in school leadership.

This book is honest and hard-hitting. And it offers realistic solutions. Based on the thorough analysis provided by the chapter authors, the editors of The Principal Challenge offer an imaginative proposal for a new kind of institution that will train school principals to be turn-around artists. Drawing on the new forms of executive development programs in our business schools, they propose a similar program for school principals. The approach involves a close collaboration between the new institution and entire school districts, combining face-to-face instruction with web-based delivery. The innovative curriculum they describe, like the best approaches in business and industry, uses carefully developed cases, simulations, games, action projects, seminars and journaling, The editors offer a clear conception of what it might mean to be an instructional leader, a way of thinking about what it takes for a principal to be a strategic thinker, an approach that principals can use to take advantage of the best current thinking on knowledge management and professional development, a conception of the principal as school designer, an emphasis on the use of data to drive planning, and a host of tested ideas that principals can use to lead their schools to better results.

"Synopsis" by , A Blueprint for Developing Tomorrow's School Leaders

"A penetrating analysis of today's whopping school leadership crisis, and a wake-up call for a revolution in principal preparation. Filled with provocative ideas on how to address the demands for unprecedented improvement in student performance."

— Jerome Murphy, professor of education and former dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"The Principal Challenge does a brilliant job of chronicling the failure of our school districts and our schools of education to prepare school principals for the job ahead. This book is both a stimulus for action and a handbook of new models for leadership development. Everyone who wants public education to succeed should read it."

— John C. Fryer, Jr., superintendent, Duval County Schools, Florida and former commandant, National War College

"This panoramic view of the principalship is powerful. Not only does this book present issues few are willing to openly discuss, it lays out solutions. It is a must-read for everyone interested in the future of our kids."

— Patricia A. Harvey, superintendent, Saint Paul, Minnesota Public Schools

"For too long, the heart of educational leadership has been neglected. This book provides a welcome transfusion. The coeditors are obviously well grounded in both theory and practice. Their critique of schools of education is right on target."

— Terrance Deal, Irving R. Melbo Scholar, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

"The Principal Challenge represents a ray of hope and a voice of reason for principals, who are under enormous pressure from states, localities, and communities to produce results in demanding circumstances. There are few jobs today with as many and as divergent responsibilities as that of a principal. A new vision of the principalship is required, and The Principal Challenge delivers."

— Maria Tukeva, principal, Bell Multicultural High School, Washington, D.C.

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