Principal's Office, The: A Social History of the American School Principal

SUNY Press
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Since Henry Hudson landed on Manhattan in 1609, the peoples of the Netherlands and North America have been inextricably linked. Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, written by a team of nearly one hundred Dutch and American scholars, is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of this bilateral relationship. This volume covers the main paths of contacts, conflicts, and common plans, from the first exploratory contacts in the early seventeenth century to the intense and multifaceted exchanges in the early twenty-first. Based on the most up-to-date research. Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations will be for years to come a valuable and much-used reference work for anyone interested in the history and culture of the United States and the Netherlands and the larger transatlantic interdependent framework in which they are embedded.
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About the author

Kate Rousmaniere is Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio. She is the author of several books, including Citizen Teacher: The Life and Leadership of Margaret Haley, also published by SUNY Press.
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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Nov 13, 2013
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781438448251
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Language
English
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Genres
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
Education / Administration / General
Education / Administration / School Superintendents & Principals
Education / Elementary
Education / History
Education / Leadership
Education / Secondary
History / United States / General
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