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ISBN-10 0137144873ISBN-13 9780137144877
ISBN-10 0205578586ISBN-13 9780205578580
Author(s): Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 400

The Principalshipfocuses on how school leaders can create outstanding schools using reflective practice and moral authority.

This book continues to emphasize school culture, standards, building community, and providing a moral basis for leadership as a means of navigating through contextual issues and constraints that principals routinely face. This edition aims to inform future principals about the decisions they will make about their practice and how those decisions will affect students and teachers. Extensively updated with new emphasis given to diversity as a part of community building, school character as an important ingredient in school effectiveness, new definitions of school effectiveness, and a new view of the process of change.   The book's trademark emphasis on reflective practice is maintained and opportunities for reflection are provided throughout the book.   The link between organizational character and school effectiveness is explored and emphasis is given to how organizational character can be established and maintained.