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The Virginia Principal: A Professional Practice Handbook




[First paragraph] The effective schools literature demonstrates that the principal's leadership is key to the revitalization of schools. The purpose of this article is to feature those components of leadership on which principals need to place attention and to provide suggested activities to enhance these components.


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Original Publication Citation

Owings, W.A. (1992) Components of effective leadership. In R.D. Barrack, M.W. Bedwell, J.S. Byrne, S.H. Campbell, T. Page Johnson, R.E. Jones, G.L. Koonce, W.A. Owings & H.R. Stiff (Eds.), The Virginia principal: A professional practice handbook (pp. 2-2.1-2-2.2). Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, Inc.