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Education Professional Development

The Literacy Principal

Leading, supporting, and assessing reading and writing initiatives

by (author) David Booth & Jennifer Rowsell

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2011
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price

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This revised and expanded edition of a ground-breaking bestseller challenges principals and school leaders to become even more involved in championing literacy in their schools. This timely book explores the issues around leadership and literacy, offering an overview of the most successful strategies for building and nurturing a powerful reading environment. It will help school leaders introduce and support cooperative approaches, understand exemplary reading and writing programs, demonstrate a commitment to literacy, and appreciate the many forms of assessment and evaluation. Dedicated to leading collaboratively, the book recognizes that teachers learn best when schools are dedicated to working together in their quest for creating schools where literacy thrives.

About the authors

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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