About the author: Ruth Rees is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Equity at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada. She researches areas of equity (or inequity) in management and leadership issues in both schools and post-secondary education. Her first book, Women and Men in Education in Canada in 1990, revealed the paucity of women in formal leadership positions in education.2003 0-7734-6639-8
Principals are in short supply in Ontario, in Canada, and across North America. This book will help teachers, educational administrators understand why schools have been “twinned” (one principal leading two or even three schools) in Ontario and elsewhere, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with twinning. In order to prepare aspirant principals appropriately for their positions, they should be privy to an integral part of their work – the complexities of being a twinning principal.