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Challenges Facing Black American Principals: A Conversation about Coping
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All administrators face challenges in acquiring success. The challenges associated with the principalship of Black principals are often a unique set of challenges associated with race, attitudes, organizational structure, and policies.

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Education
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Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Celina Echols
Date Added:
08/24/2006
Challenges Facing Black American Principals: A Conversation about Coping
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All administrators face challenges in acquiring success. The challenges associated with the principalship of Black principals are often a unique set of challenges associated with race, attitudes, organizational structure, and policies.

Subject:
Education
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Reading
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Provider:
Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Celina Echols
Date Added:
08/24/2006
Creating librarian-teacher partnerships: Roles of school principals and school librarians
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This module offers school principals and school librarians the opportunity to build and strengthen understanding and skills toward collaborative instruction with the school librarian and classroom faculty. This module is also appropriate for graduate candidates in school leadership and/or school librarian programs.This module is based on the British University learning model. In England, Small groups of learners meet once a week with a "tutor" - AKA professor to discuss relevant topics, share their work, submit assignments and get feedback. While the faculty suggests resources, learners are expected to conduct research to find their own. This model is especially applicable to school library and school principal candidates who need to build research skills for on-going professional development in the field. Librarians, of course, always need to hone their research skills.Like the British model, learning for this program is largely self-guided. Resources are provided for the learner to develop expertise demonstrated in three major assignments: a white paper, a tri-fold pamphlet, and an analysis of a case study.Candidates must demonstrate and justify competence in targeted ISLLC and ALA Standards to successfully complete the module. This competence is assessed by a rubric used by the candidate for self-assessment and by faculty for performance assessment .Because the learning for this module is largely self-guided, faculty needs to be available for consultation through regularly scheduled office hours and email. The goal of this consultation is to provide coaching and explanation. Faculty will use the Discussion Board Task as formative assessment to guide facilitated instruction and coaching. Summative assessment is demonstrated by the three artifacts produced in the module.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ann Spencer
Date Added:
07/14/2016
Eight Leader Behaviors That Increase Motivation, Morale, and Performance...And One That Won't
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This work revisits the work of Frederick Herzberg and translates his landmark research into eight practical leader-behaviors consistent with the research. Those behaviors are: (1) creating a leadership platform; (2) becoming the principal-learner and principal-teacher about leadership; (3) affirming and teaching the powerful roles of organizational beliefs, vision, and mission; (4) leading and modeling reciprocity of accountability; (5) building collegiality around problems of practice; (6) emulating the actions of successful coaches; (7) developing the cultural understanding and affirmation that leadership and growth bring discomfort; (8) developing a sense of professionalism throughout the organization consistent with professionalism as demonstrated in and expected of other learned professions.

Additionally, and at least as importantly, this work begins by challenging a number of the profession’s long held human relations beliefs and cultural expectations which are inconsistent with Herzberg’s landmark research.

Subject:
Management
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Reading
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Rice University
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Author:
David Dunaway
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The New Principal?s Role in Establishing a Collaborative, Progressive Vision
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The principal new to the school enters an environment that is oftentimes a mix of excitement and apprehension. Before the new principal can begin to initiate an agenda for change that will have long-lasting effects, it would be wise to clearly understand not only the current status of the school but also the best path to take toward success. The adage applies, “If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else” (attributed to Yogi Berra). By following a framework for collaboration and action, the new principal can frame a support network based on observation, assessment, formulation, activation, and reflection.

Subject:
Education
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Reading
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Provider:
Rice University
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Author:
Max E. Fridell
Date Added:
10/25/2006
Preparation and Leadership in Special Education
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With over six million school age children in special education programs, educators are concerned about delivering special education services in an effective manner. A qualitative study was designed to investigate practitioners’ perspectives on the effectiveness of implementing special education programs in the Midwest region of the United States. The data collected indicate a need for a concentrated effort to prepare principals in the area of special education and the need for more leadership with the implementation of special education programs.

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Jean Haar
Jerry Robicheau
John Palladino
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The Use of Practitioners for Instruction and Cohort Development in an Innovative Preservice Preparation Program
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The University of Cincinnati has as its induction experience into the Master's program in educational administration, the six-week long, all-day, summer Administrator Development Academy, in which the new student cohort is developed into a cohesive group.

Subject:
Education
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Reading
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Provider:
Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Ted Zigler
Date Added:
06/25/2007