While much has been written about the effectiveness of action research for improving the practice of teachers, few resources exist for leading principals through the process to strengthen their professional development and their role in school improvement efforts.
Best-selling and award-winning author Nancy Fichtman Dana guides principals in identifying and exploring areas of interest for research, including staff development, curriculum development, individual teachers, communitylture building, leadership skills, building management, and school performance. With a step-by-step approach, this resource:
Helps principals develop a question, collect and analyze data, and share the results of their inquiry with school faculty, the district, and the broader education community
Includes numerous examples of actual principal inquiry to illustrate each step of the research process
Provides exercises to guide principals through their own inquiry projects
Use this proven method of professional development to continually cultivate your craft and improve school performance!