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ERIC Number: ED208518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: N/A
Improving School Practices Through Principals' Inservice.
LaPlant, James
The Institute for Development of Educational Activities' Principal Inservice Program aims to help principals become more competent. The two-year program uses facilitators who work with groups of six to ten principals so that each can achieve four goals: (1) to carry out a project in personal professional development; (2) to implement a school improvement project in their schools that includes staff involvement; (3) to assist and encourage other group members in their two personal and school projects; and (4) to commit themselves to continuous personal improvement in their profession. Data from a survey of 245 principals who began the program in 1980 reveal wide ranges in their years of experience and the size of their schools, but indicate that they agree on several important issues. The respondents are shown to be satisfied with their careers and with their role as educational leaders but dissatisfied with the number of their problems, their lack of time to improve instructional programs, and their personal loneliness. They feel that success with students and staff is the most important aspect of the principalship and that schools must improve in meeting students' needs and involving parents in the educational process. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Institute for Development of Educ Activities OH
Note: Paper presented at the Systematic Planning for School Improvement, Ohio Department of Education, Division of Inservice Education Renewal Conference (May 5-6, 1981).