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The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Author: Alisa Simeral, Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo

Availability: In Stock

Code: 116026

ISBN: 9781760019570

No of Pages: 208

Publish date: 04/08/2016

Price: $45.95


Principals navigate the dynamic complexities and subtleties
of their schools every day. They promote, facilitate and lead efforts to
achieve both tangible and intangible results throughout the school community.
They fulfil a role that includes counselling, budgeting, inspiring, teaching,
learning, disciplining, evaluating, celebrating, consoling and a million other
critical functions.

As the principalship has evolved and grown, so have the
expectations of it. With that in mind, ASCD developed the Principal Leadership
Development Framework (PLDF). The PLDF establishes a clear and concise
definition of building leadership and includes clear targets that support the
ongoing growth and development of leaders.

Using the framework, principals will learn to capitalise on
their instructional leadership roles:

  • Principal as Visionary

  • Principal as Engager

  • Principal as Instructional

  • Principal as Learner and

The PLDF also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that
allow leaders to focus on behaviours that have the greatest direct effect on
the culture and status of learning and teaching. Coupled with the PLDF are
tools for self-reflection that help principals identify and strengthen their
reflective habits.

Whether you want to develop your own capacities or support
the development of a group of principals, assistant principals or aspiring
principals, The Principal Influence
can help channel your efforts in ways that promote successful teaching and
student learning.