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The Principal


The Principal

Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
1. Aufl.

von: Michael Fullan

14,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 24.01.2014
ISBN/EAN: 9781118582459
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 192

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The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale. Reveals the three key roles that administrators must play in today's schools Explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers of school success Filled with "action items" to help implement Fullan's program effectively Includes strategies that have been successfully field-tested in schools across the United States and Canada
Preface ix Acknowledgments xi About the Author xv CHAPTER ONE: Outmoded 1 Gasp! 6 Leading Learning 8 Maximizing Impact 9 This Watershed Moment 10 The Chapters That Follow 13 Still Worth a Struggle 14 CHAPTER TWO: Vices and Virtues 17 Panic Time? 21 Four Wrong Choices for Driving Policy 22 Too Broad, Too Narrow: The Transformative Versus Instructional Leader 38 Principal Autonomy and Micromanaging: Other Roadside Attractions 42 Time to Retune 46 CHAPTER THREE: The First Key—Leading Learning 51 What Key Research Tells Us 56 Professional Capital—a Framework for Leading Learning 67 Foster and Integrate 86 The More Powerful Way 88 CHAPTER FOUR: The Second Key—Being a District and System Player 93 Looking Out to Improve Within 98 Intradistrict Development 100 Beyond the District 107 Not You Alone 115 CHAPTER FIVE: The Third Key—Becoming a Change Agent 119 Change Agency 124 Distorted Mirrors 135 CHAPTER SIX: The Future Is Now 141 The Unplanned Digital Revolution 145 Planned Change: Common Core State Standards 154 Time to Change Careers? Or to Change Gears? 157 A Final Word 160 References 161 Index 169
Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is a professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He consults with leaders of education systems worldwide and is the award-winning author of more than thirty books, including Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, and Change Leader. To learn more, visit www.michaelfullan.ca.
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact USE THIS BOOK FOR PD! Includes discussion questions and a free professional development guide Over the past two decades, Michael Fullan has written influentially about the change that school and district leaders must bring about as formalized achievement standards and new technology transform how schools are run. What he hasn't done until now is explore and discuss in detail how and why the principal's role itself must change. Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? In The Principal, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He also shows systematically how the principal’s role must change, and demonstrates how it can be done in short order, at scale. Fullan shows how principals have been boxed into a narrow role that undercuts their ability to develop the whole school. He sheds light on how, in times of crisis, it’s all too easy for principals to do the wrong thing—to take actions that are ineffective or even counter-productive, particularly when they don’t feel entirely in charge. But even in the toughest of external conditions, he shows, there is always leeway for action. Fullan explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers—loosening focus on accountability and instead concentrating on capacity-building; focusing less on technology and more on pedagogy; abandoning fragmented strategies and striving for “systemness”; and forgoing individualistic solutions in favor of collaborative effort. He shares how principals can foster the professional capital of teachers and get far more accomplished for all students. The author explains the three key roles that administrators must play in order to have the biggest impact on student achievement—the learning leader, the district and system player, and the change agent. Throughout The Principal are "action items" to help leaders implement Fullan’s program effectively, as well as provocative discussion questions that enhance the book’s usefulness in professional development and leadership courses.
THE PRINCIPAL: THREE KEYS TO MAXIMIZING IMPACT Over the past two decades, Michael Fullan has written influentially about the change that school and district leaders must bring about as formalized achievement standards and new technology transform how schools are run. What he hasn't done until now is explore and discuss in detail how and why the principal's role itself must change. Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? In The Principal, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He also shows systematically how the principal's role must change, and demonstrates how it can be done in short order, at scale. Fullan shows how principals have been boxed into a narrow role that undercuts their ability to develop the whole school. He sheds light on how, in times of crisis, it's all too easy for principals to do the wrong thing—to take actions that are ineffective or even counter-productive, particularly when they don't feel entirely in charge. But even in the toughest of external conditions, he shows, there is always leeway for action. Fullan explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers—loosening focus on accountability and instead concentrating on capacity-building; focusing less on technology and more on pedagogy; abandoning fragmented strategies and striving for "systemness"; and forgoing individualistic solutions in favor of collaborative effort. He shares how principals can foster the professional capital of teachers and get far more accomplished for all students. The author explains the three key roles that administrators must play in order to have the biggest impact on student achievement—the learning leader, the district and system player, and the change agent. Throughout The Principal are "action items" to help leaders implement Fullan's program effectively, as well as provocative discussion questions that enhance the book's usefulness in professional development and leadership courses.
“This revealing and powerful book comes just in time, as we launch the biggest education reform in the past fifty years. It should be required reading not only for principals, but perhaps even more importantly for those who support and lead them.” —Laura Schwalm, CaEdPartners; former superintendent, Garden Grove, California “After decades of studying, working with, and enhancing the lot of principals . . . Fullan’s conclusion? Principals are needed now more than ever, and he’s smack on target. He doesn’t mince words, yet instills hope and confidence. Simply great . . . this book should be on every leader’s desk. Another bull’s-eye!” —Willam Parrett, director, Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, Boise State University, Idaho “I just read The Principal and I am on fire and in love. I couldn't put it down! Fullan's uniquely succinct brilliance for soaring above the noise and clutter that bogs us down is incredibly energizing and inspiring.” —Alice Thomas, president and CEO, Center for Development and Learning, Metairie, Louisiana

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