Examining the Assistant Principalship

Examining the Assistant Principalship

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This edited book highlights the importance and complexity of the assistant principalship. As noted in all the chapters, the assistant principal is a critical partner in creating a professional learning community that serves all students well. Often neglected or ignored in the literature, assistant principals are more than disciplinarians and student or building managers. In the best of all worlds, they provide the professional support and partnership with their principals to create high-performing schools. Unfortunately, as noted in some of the chapters, the ideal and actual roles that assistant principals exercise often create a gap that seethes with disillusionment and dissatisfaction. The challenge for the profession is to better align the roles and expectations of assistant principals so that they can experience the best of being a school leader.Leadership for social justice: Authentic participation in the case of a community center in Caracas, Venezuela. journal of School Leadership, 12(2), ... Studies of the assistant principalship: Toward new avenues of inquiry. ... All one system: A second look. ... Assistant principals: The case for shared instructional leadership.

Title:Examining the Assistant Principalship
Author:Alan R. Shoho, Bruce G. Barnett, Autumn K. Tooms
Publisher:IAP - 2011-10


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