ERIC Number: ED170918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The New Mexico Principalship Study. Formal Expectations and the Principalship.
Pohland, Paul A.; Higbie, Virginia C.
Content analysis of job descriptions written for principals in 68 of New Mexico's 88 school districts led to identification of 1,650 specific duties. Of these, 1,416 dealt with administrative or managerial functions while only 234 defined educational leadership responsibilities. Such an analysis is limited in that it identifies formally stated functions without clarifying their relative importance, and says nothing about the actual behavior of the principals whose duties are described. Still, the findings reflect a century-old tendency, explored in a brief historical review, to emphasize the principal's managerial functions at the expense of educational leadership. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979) ; Figure ones may not reproduce clearly