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Download and read online Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work in PDF and EPUB Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practicefleshes out the most widely used leadership standards by identifying underlying goals and providing a detailed narrative of specific administrator actions, attitudes, and understanding necessary to attain each goal. These descriptions of practice also depict what each standard looks like across a continuum of development as an administrator moves from being a tactical manager to a strategic instructional leader whose efforts result in improved student learning.
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