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The Inner Principal

reviewed by Cheryl Henig 2001

coverTitle: The Inner Principal
Author(s): David Norman Loader
Publisher: Falmer Press, London
ISBN: 0750706805, Pages: 172, Year: 1997
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Much has been written about leadership in education, particularly about the behavior and beliefs of formal leaders in schools. Although written to form and inform school leaders, little in the literature has been written from an introspective view of the person behind the placard. David Loader offers such an approach. In his work, The Inner Principal, Loader links personal beliefs, dreams, fears, imaginings, and ways of being to the daily drama and lessons learned in the leading of a school community. An exceptional strategic leader, David Loader uses his own experience and learnings as Principal in prestigious institutions in Australia as a psychoanalytic lens through which to view school leadership. Written for all school leaders, this paperback provides a rationale for establishing schools as learning organizations in which the principal is the principle learner. Exploring the inner self -- personal qualities, vision, and ways of thinking, believing, and doing, Loader’s work has implications for the personal and professional growth of all principals regardless of their level of expertise... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 3-4
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10481, Date Accessed: 8/21/2018 11:05:32 PM

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  • Cheryl Henig
    University of Virginia
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    Cheryl Henig is a professor of leadership, foundations, and policy in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Her academic interests are administration and supervision.
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