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Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation Vol: 19

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09 May 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
350 pages - 156 x 234 x 36mm
Advances in Educational Administration


This volume originates from the International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP), a collaborative project representing nearly a decade of research on principal preparation in countries throughout the world. Through focused stages of research, the ISPP systematically examined the kinds of preparation available to principals and how this preparation serves principals in their first years in the post. The authors attend to dynamic changes that are affecting the way principals work. Demographic shifts, globalization, and emerging technologies are transforming the world and the role of educational leaders. Economic and political forces are causing waves of migration from one country to another. Even within the same country, changes in labour markets and political turmoil are pushing people into new communities. The authors provide extensive reviews of literature on educational administrator preparation and also offer a perspective on local history and culture. They develop an intercultural approach to understanding the principalship and to highlight marginalized and underrepresented groups.
Copyright page. Foreword. List of Contributors. Chapter 1 Lessons in Leadership from the Vineyard. Chapter 2 Investigating Preparation for the Principalship: Deliberating on Possibilities. Chapter 3 Principal Preparation Experiences. Chapter 4 Template Versus Awareness. Chapter 5 Principles for Principal Preparation. Chapter 6 Moral Conflicts of Mexican Public School Principals in Political Context: Loyalties and Consequences. Chapter 7 Public Employee or Private Agent: A Delicate Balance in Principal Preparation. Chapter 8 Relational Acumen. Chapter 9 Leadership Responsibilities and Dispositions of Principals in Successful Schools in Mexico. Chapter 10 Sense of Purpose: Reconfiguring Entrepreneurialism in Public Education. Chapter 11 Narratives of New Principals in Urban Schools: Facing Challenges and Finding Support. Chapter 12 Leading Environmental Education in Elementary Schools: The Case of “La Esperanza” School. Chapter 13 Awareness of Self and Others in Principal Preparation: An International Perspective. Chapter 14 Indigenous Principals’ Perspectives on Leadership Development. Chapter 15 State, Civil Society, and Market in the Configuration of School Systems in the South Cone of Latin America: The Argentine, Chilean, and Brazilian cases. About the Authors. Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation. Advances in Educational Administration. Advances in Educational Administration. Book Endorsement.

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