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From Good Schools to Great Schools: What Their Principals Do Well (Hardback)
  • From Good Schools to Great Schools: What Their Principals Do Well (Hardback)

From Good Schools to Great Schools: What Their Principals Do Well (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 02/04/2008
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From Good Schools to Great Schools reflects the leadership concepts presented in James C. Collins' influential book, Good to Great, and explores how Collins' research and identified effective leadership characteristics can be applied to the public school arena. Susan P. Gray and William A. Streshly show how we can rethink the way headteachers are trained and illustrate how to incorporate key leadership qualities into administrative preparation curriculum and ongoing professional development for leaders. The book focuses on the specific leadership qualities of school principals that positively affect student achievement and meet school improvement mandates and presents profiles of six successful headteachers that demonstrate how to actualize these qualities in practice.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412948982
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 17 mm

"A useful resource for programs dedicated to training new administrators as well as for principals who want to improve the collaborative cultures of their schools. It will drive the thinking of principals and teachers who are committed to school improvement." -- John Pieper, Fifth-Grade Teacher
"Lots of food for thought. The ideas and strategies will nudge people in the right direction and help administrators be brave enough to either bring about change or resist change. This would be a good book for a principal study group." -- Mary Johnstone, Principal
"Links Jim Collins's work to success in the school setting. The examples of the school leaders who were able to lead effective, systemic change are powerful." -- Brenda Dean, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction
"This book is timely and hits all the hot topics." -- Ted Zigler, Professor
"These successful principals move beyond platitudes and optimistic denial and learn to face the facts of what is necessary to improve schools-then they do it. Among other things, these star principals learn to work with their teachers and their union rather than around them." -- Charles Taylor Kerchner, Hollis P. Allen Professor
"The authors present evidence that supports a new paradigm for apprenticing school administrators-one that differs from the traditional model of un-researched best practices and standards. School leaders can use this book to inspire activities that will transform their schools and reframe their professional behaviors." --, March 2008
"From qualities shared by superior schools and leaders to applying leadership principles and school-tested routines, this book is packed with insights." -- The Bookwatch, April 2008

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