Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

Balanced Leadership: How Effective Principals Manage Their Work


reviewed by Eliot Larson — June 19, 2006

coverTitle: Balanced Leadership: How Effective Principals Manage Their Work
Author(s): Sheryl Boris-Schacter and Sondra Langer
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807746983, Pages: 111, Year: 2006
Search for book at Amazon.com

While it is well settled that the principal plays a key role in the success of a school, what is less well understood is how difficult the job of principal actually is. This fact becomes all the more salient as increasing numbers of principals retire with a serious shortage of strong leaders to replace them. Sheryl Boris-Schacter and Sondra Langer jump feet first into this conundrum with their book Balanced Leadership: How Effective Principals Manage Their Work. Between 1998 and 2004, Boris-Schacter and Langer interviewed and surveyed over 200 principals to learn more about questions like why the principalship has become less attractive, why current principals are leaving their positions, how those who persist manage their work, why America’s schools lack capable and willing new principal candidates, and whether the role of principal can be rethought to improve recruitment, retention, and more realized academic goals. People who aspire to be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Balanced Leadership: How Effective Principals Manage Their Work
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $20 is available for a limited time.
$20
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$145


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 19, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12544, Date Accessed: 7/25/2014 1:18:23 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Eliot Larson
    West Chester Area School District, Pennsylvania
    E-mail Author
    ELIOT LARSON received a B.A. in history from Hobart College and M.A., M.Ed., and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia. He has over 20 years experience as a middle and high school principal in New York and Pennsylvania and has served for the last thirteen years as a middle school principal in the West Chester Area School District outside of Philadelphia. Recent publications include: “More Than a Business Plan”, Principal Leadership, April 2005; “The Suburban Paradox”, The School Administrator, December 2003; “School Improvement: What’s In It for Schools?” by Alma Harris, TC Review of Books, May 2003; “School Improvement: Notes from the Parking Lot”, Principal Leadership, May 2002; and “Anatomy of Change: Snapshot from a Building Perspective”, The Pennsylvania Administrator, February 2002.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS