ERIC Number: ED196135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Principalship in California: Keeper of the Dream.
Olivero, James L.
The purpose of this document is to call attention to the principalship, to preservice and inservice needs, and to possible solutions to complex problems. A number of groups were organized to address the recommendations made in a report to the legislature reviewing the adequacy of preservice training, evaluation, and continuing professional development of school principals. One person's views are used to pull together what has been happening between and among the various study groups. The report begins with a historical overview of the principalship and how federal legislation and Supreme Court decisions have affected the role of the principal. This is followed by a job analysis of what a principal does and a checklist of suggested practices of successful management teams. Commentary is offered concerning instructional skills, management skills, human relations abilities, political and cultural awareness, leadership skills, self-understanding, and follow-up. The remaining part of the paper summarizes what various organizations are doing to accomplish the recommendations in the report and their remarks about some of the recommendations. Extensive appendices contain background material and a bibliography. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Management Development, Occupational Information, Organizations (Groups), Principals, School Administration
Publications Dept., Association of California School Administrators, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ($6.95 non-members; $4.95 members)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.
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