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Best Practices of Award-Winning Secondary School Principals



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Best Practices of Award-Winning Secondary School Principals by Sandra K. Harris
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Using recent survey results from 34 award-winning NCLB blue-ribbon secondary headteachers across the United States, author Sandra Harris examines over 100 of their best field-based practices to help school leaders everywhere succeed in making their schools the best that they can be. The chapters in this unique collection are organized around six themes to help secondary school headteachers learn from their peers successful strategies centred on leadership, shaping campus culture, communicating for collaboration, curriculum and instruction, school improvement plans, and personalizing the learning environment. Aspiring, new, and veteran secondary headteachers will benefit from: o Descriptions of best practices and ideas for implementing them o Recommended reading list for effective headteachers o Reflection and insight from successful headteachers o Additional resources to further extend best practices This invaluable resource covers the most current research, ideas, and strategies to help secondary headteachers become exemplary school leaders and create a thriving school environment.

Author Biography

Sandra Harris is currently associate professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she teaches classes in social justice, action research, and other administrator preparation courses in the doctoral program. Formerly, Harris served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in public and private schools. Her scholarship agenda includes administrator preparation, K-12 peer harassment, and building relationship-oriented, socially just school environments. Harris publishes and presents at regional, state, and national conferences on these topics.
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June 27th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
SAGE Publications Inc
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