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Praise for the First Edition: 'This book is particularly well timed as the Teacher Training Agency is moving towards the provision of training for serving headteachers...For headteachers who would welcome guidance about the way a portfolio approach could help them develop professionally, this book can be thoroughly recommended' - School Leadership & Management In recent years, principals have begun to recognize the merits of portfolios and to use portfolios for professional growth, evaluation, and career advancement. More recently, portfolios have been used to promote and document academic growth in administrator preparation programmes. Although portfolio use results in several positive outcomes, the major benefit for principals is that the self-assessment and reflection inherent in portfolio development promotes administrator growth, which leads to improved performance and, ultimately, to improved schools and learning. In the first chapters, the authors describe the concept of the principal portfolio, explain why it is needed, and provide an overview of what should be included in the principal portfolio. Later chapters present the importance of reflection for professional growth, explain how to develop reflective practice, and show how to use the principal portfolio for evaluation. Finally, the authors specify how one should develop and use the principal portfolio for career advancement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761977001
ISBN-10: 0761977007
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x 6mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dr. Genevieve Brown

Genevieve Brown, Ed.D. is currently Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. She also served as the Coordinator of Secondary Education and as University Supervisor for principal interns. She has published widely; presented at local, state, and national conferences; and consulted often with school districts. Beverly J. Irby, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University. She has also served as Director of Field Experiences, Supervisor of Mentor Services, Liaison for Sam Houston State University's Urban Professional Development Site, and as a Title VII Grants Coordinator at an urban elementary school. She has published widely, authored or co-authored numerous grants, and consulted frequently with school districts.