Leadership in Whole Language :

The Principal's Role

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by Bob Wortman and Myna Matlin
Foreword by Paul Houston

160 pages/ paperback
ISBN: 1-57110-012-1

In this book, you'll meet Bob Wortman and Myna Matlin, two successful principals whose different but effective leadership styles enable them to be "hands-on" involved in the daily management of their schools. In Leadership in Whole Language they show you how their philosophy of learning and teaching based on whole language provides the context they need to work consistently with children, teachers, parents, and the community. By adhering to an operating philosophy, they can maintain the practical details of their jobs while drawing on current research about leadership, school restructuring, and learning theory.

Relating their own stories in a personal, accessible style, Bob and Myna address a wide range of the functional issues that face every principal. Their advocacy of whole language, carried over from their years as classroom teachers, gives them a framework for structuring their jobs and setting forth these basic principles for their personal and professional lives: