ERIC Number: ED186982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
Changing Role of the Principal in California. An Education Planning Center Report. Revised.
Matthews, Marvin R.
In this report, the first of a series, literature on the changing role of the principal is reviewed in an attempt to define the contemporary principalship. Areas discussed are (1) the legal designation of the principal according to California law, (2) the evolution of the position, (3) such external pressures as urbanization and the scientific management movement, (4) the impact of federal and California state legislation, (5) variations in the conception of the principal's role during the twentieth century, (6) the shift since 1940 to a more open management style requiring new skills on the part of the principal, and (7) problems in the training and credentialing of California's principals. In general, the pressures being placed on principals from all sources are seen to be growing, while no means have yet been found for alleviating or redistributing those pressures. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.