A narrow focus on test scores leaves many students behind, and too often today's schools replicate the very injustices education aims to elimiinate. In Principals of Inclusion, author Darrin Griffiths champions the return of a more holistic approach to school administration. As educators, he argues, we must support all of our children in their bid to achieve their full potential as learners and as human beings.
The book involves examining the practices of sixteen exemplary school principals and how they support the growth of inclusion in their schools. As well, a template for narrowing the focus of inclusion to make it specific to each school is provided.
It is one of the few educational leadership texts, grounded in a critical theoretical frame, that provides the reader with practical, critically-based, day-to-day strategies to afford every child in the school a quality educational experience.
Michael E. Dantley, Ed.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education, Health and Society, Miami University.
I highly recommend this book to administrators, teachers and all those who care about future generations of our youth and their well-being.
Peter McLaren, Professor, Division of Urban Schooling, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, The University of California, Los Angeles.