TITLE

What Those "Breakthrough" High Schools Broke Through to Discover

AUTHOR(S)
Hale, Elizabeth; Rollins, Kwesi
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Education Digest;Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors assert that, although the research-based knowledge about principalship continues to grow, there is a paucity of practical information about how to perform the essential tasks. They consider the principals of each of the 25 schools in the Breakthrough High Schools project, all of whom successfully led schools that serve large numbers of students who are potentially at risk of failure. In highlighting the strategies implemented at these schools, the authors seek to address information such as how principals develop and then act upon an understanding of supporting teachers, the steps principals take to promote student learning, and how principals transform schools and foster powerful teaching for all students.
ACCESSION #
22680773

 

Related Articles

  • CASE 3: The Acting Principal. Jones, Sonıa O. // Cases on Issues & Problems in Educational Management;1998, p7 

    The article focuses on the issue concerning the existing problem on educational management in Woodburn High School. It recounts on the experience of the school staff under the administration of the acting principal Herb Nugent, who used to discourage the support of the school staff. Moreover, it...

  • The Principal's Principles of Administration. Waits, Logan A. // Education;Mar1931, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p434 

    The article suggests the principal's general principles of high school administration in the United States. The principles depend on his philosophy of education administration and the recognized objectives of a high school education for pupils. The high school shall always be maintained and...

  • CASE 2: The Untrained Principal. Jones, Sonıa O. // Cases on Issues & Problems in Educational Management;1998, p4 

    The article focuses on the issue concerning the need for continued professional growth and development of the teachers in Harbor Head Comprehensive High School. It recounts on the experience of the school staff under the administration of the untrained principal Henry Fong, who is not supportive...

  • CASE 4: Management by Exclusion. Jones, Sonıa O. // Cases on Issues & Problems in Educational Management;1998, p9 

    The article focuses on the issue concerning the effects of isolationist management or management by exclusion on school management. It recounts on the prevailing conflict between the principal and group of staff in a certain school. Moreover, it presents a series of events that narrates on how...

  • Professional Development Needs of Secondary School Principals of Collaborative-Based Service Delivery Models. Foley, Regina M. // High School Journal;Oct-Nov2001, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p10 

    Presents a study which examined the professional development needs of secondary school principals in the United States to serve as school leaders for collaborative-based educational service delivery. Methodology; Results; Discussion.

  • Subjects, or Citizens? Cushman, Kathleen // Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2005, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p316 

    The article discusses the position of high school principal in the United States. The principal's leadership ability determines a high school's design and whether innovative policies can be implemented to create a real learning community. Resistance from students can be avoided if the...

  • THE PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE. Kantrowitz, Barbara; Mathews, Jay; Bondy, Halley // Newsweek;5/28/2007, Vol. 149 Issue 22, p44 

    The article focuses on the importance of high school principals in the U.S. Reportedly, principals take on many roles including that of a politician, crisis manager, and coach. The author says a principal has to love and understand kids while being able to lead and motivate a team of teachers to...

  • BEST practices. Psencik, Kay; Czaplicki, Hilary J.; Houston, Tracy A.; Kopp, Debra // Journal of Staff Development;Fall2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p14 

    With the support of district administrators and an external facilitator, the staff in this Pennsylvania district created a long-term vision of a best-practices high school. After collaborating in the first year to refine their classroom practices, the leadership team grew to include a larger...

  • CASE 5: Management by Intimidation. Jones, Sonıa O. // Cases on Issues & Problems in Educational Management;1998, p12 

    The article focuses on the issue concerning the harsh and unjust kind of administrative management that prevails in the Wilderness High School. It recounts on the intimidating way of educational management employed by Lois Tyndale in the said institution since her appointment as principal....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics