"This handbook synthesizes the best of educational research in an easily accessible format. Educators will find it an effective roadmap for leading their schools to organizational excellence, effective instruction, and optimum student achievement."
—Brenda P. Dean, Assistant Superintendent
Hamblen County Schools, Morristown, TN
"The author clearly makes the case for the principal to be THE instructional and curricular leader of his or her school site. Principals who embrace this CAN and WILL make the difference for students!"
—Marianne L. Lescher, Principal
Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe, AZ
Practical guidance for spearheading curriculum development and change
This comprehensive guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, overcoming resistance to change, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership. Highlights include step-by-step guidance for:
- Developing a culture that is conducive to curriculum advancement
- Working collaboratively with personnel
- Integrating state and national standards into school curriculum
- Maximizing professional development opportunities
- Connecting curriculum to instruction
The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership is ideal for practicing and aspiring public and private school administrators. Special features include discussion questions, case studies, activities, specialized curriculum models, resources, and references.