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
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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.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 19, 2006
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