Learning to Lead: What Gets Taught in Principal-Preparation Programs

Published on Jan 1, 2007in Teachers College Record
Frederick M. Hess40
Estimated H-index: 40
(American Enterprise Institute),
Andrew P. Kelly8
Estimated H-index: 8
(American Enterprise Institute)
School leadership is the key to school improvement. In a new era of accountability, where school leaders are expected to demonstrate bottom-line results and use data to drive decisions, the skill and knowledge of principals matter more than ever. Meanwhile, public school choice, charter schooling, developments in teacher compensation and hiring, and site-based budgeting have created new opportunities for principal leadership. In this environment, school improvement rests to an unprecedented degree on school leaders.
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