1st Edition

The Inner Principal

By David Loader Copyright 1997
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is an account of how a principal combines the rational and emotional components of leadership to lead the transformation of a school. Most attempts at reform come from the outside, with people wishing to impose a curriculum and benchmarks; this book assumes that schools can transform themselves, but only when those involved in schools (especially principals) develop self-respect and achieve self-actualization. The author believes, and has demonstrated in his colleges, that a sensitive, thoughtful, proactive leadership might yet deliver the quality outcomes that the community desires from schooling.

    The alchemist principal; the paranoid principal; the Cinderella principal; the dreaming principal; the empty principal; one principal's learning style explored; the stumbling principal; the transformed principal; the reculturing principal; the big top principal; the no walls principal; the frog prince'pal.


    David Loader, DCS Portfolio, London