Principal Training on the Ground
Ensuring Highly Qualified Leadership
AUTHOR: Stein, Sandra J. and Gewirtzman, Liz
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As our nation faces a severe principal shortage, Sandra Stein and Liz Gewirtzman offer a timely breakthrough-a detailed overview and explanation of a principal training model that can easily be implemented through school-university partnerships.
The authors base their book on the Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP), a collaboration of several New York City school districts and the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, The City University of New York. The program takes a unique approach to principal development that integrates the craft knowledge of master practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and research of college professors. Stein and Gewirtzman provide not only a provocative rationale for radically transforming school leadership development through such a program, but also a practical guide to get there through a model that includes:
- systems of accountability
- cycles of continuous improvement
- responsiveness to local realities
- delivery of a rigorous curriculum
- instruction as the center of the principal's role.
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/13/2003