Author: Denise Armstrong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-09-18
This book makes a much needed contribution to what we know about the role and work of the assistant principal. It offers terri c insights into the different challenges one faces after being appointed assistant principal, and it provides readers with a rich array of data regarding the mental, emotional, social, and physical adjustments accompanying one’s transition to this new role. The author refreshingly moves beyond mere description of what assistant prin- pals do as they make their transition to that role, and actually helps us gain a sense of the lived experience of becoming and being an assistant principal. The book gives a realistic picture of the cognitive, social, and emotional con icts and confusions, the daily ups and downs, the fears, frustrations, and highs that are experienced by the men and women undertaking the passage from teaching to administration. This book is distinctive for a number of reasons. It is an empirical study of the role of the assistant principal. There are comparatively few helpful studies, and P- fessor Armstrong’s research adds a solid and much needed addition to that body of work. It focuses on the transition from being a teacher to being an assistant prin- pal, and it reveals much about how the assistant principal’s role transition differs markedly from that of the school principal.
Author: Elizabeth Ann Hebert
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2006
Elizabeth Hebert uses her 21 years of experience as an elementary school principal to offer inspiration and guidance to aspiring and practicing administrators. Using real-life stories from an outstanding career, this book examines the responsibilities, demands, and challenges principals manage on a daily basis; demonstrates how qualities of leadership mature over time and the conditions that both nurture and suppress it; provides a heartfelt and compelling rationelle for becoming (and staying!) a principal. New and veteran administrators will recognize the school scenarios and appreciate the sincere voice of the author as she passes on valuable lessons learned.
Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Publisher: R&L Education
Release Date: 2012-09-25
The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.
Author: Helen D. Armstrong
Publisher: Brush Education
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Examining the Practice of School Administration in Canada is a practice-oriented edited collection that is relevant for current and aspiring school administrators, and for professors and students of educational administration. The text has been divided into three sections under roles, functions, and structures. In the first section, the authors look particularly at the roles of the superintendent, principal, and vice-principal. In part two, they address the various functions of administrators, and how the administrators construct their roles. Finally, the authors focus on the structures that affect the manner in which administrative roles and functions are sustained.