Laying the Foundation for Successful School Leadership

Laying the Foundation for Successful School Leadership

Susan Burkhauser
Susan M. Gates
Laura S. Hamilton
Jennifer J. Li
Ashley Pierson
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 12
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5vjw9r
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    Laying the Foundation for Successful School Leadership
    Book Description:

    RAND researchers provide guidance to state and district decisionmakers, focusing on four areas that research has identified as particularly influential in supporting principal effectiveness: placement in the school, evaluation, autonomy, and resources. We highlight how actions in these areas can create conditions in the school and district that foster principal success.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8217-6
    Subjects: Education

Table of Contents

  1. Laying the Foundation for Successful School Leadership
    (pp. 1-12)
    Susan Burkhauser, Susan M. Gates, Laura S. Hamilton, Jennifer J. Li and Ashley Pierson

    Many believe that a good principal is essential to a successful school. In fact, research has found that principals are second only to teachers as the most important school factor affecting student achievement. Through their role as school leaders, principals can influence student achievement in a number of ways—monitoring instruction; evaluating teachers; hiring, developing, and retaining school staff; maintaining student discipline; managing the school budget; establishing a school culture; and engaging with the community. While principals’ skills in these areas are certainly important, skills alone are not enough to ensure that they will be effective school leaders. This is...