ERIC Number: ED231052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation and Selection of School Principals.
Cornett, Lynn M.
According to recent research findings, school principals are the motivating agents in schools where effective learning takes place. Recognizing the importance of school principals, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conference participants viewed a role delineation for principals and a restructuring of school organization as necessary to increase the time principals can spend as instructional leaders. After analyzing research (centered on the 14 states that are members of the SREB) concerning the characteristics of principals, initial certification requirements, number and level of educational administration degrees awarded, and statewide inservice activities for school administrators, the conferees provided guidelines for states and local districts. Recommendations include assessment of the quality and productivity of graduate programs in educational administration, development of a rational process for selection of principals, inclusion of field-based experiences as part of administrators' education, and locally developed inservice programs for administrators. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Certification, Doctoral Degrees, Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs, Management Development, Masters Degrees, Occupational Information, Principals, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, School Organization
Public Information Office, Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Summary of many of the key issues discussed at the Southern Regional Education Board's Conference on the Selection and Training of Principals (Atlanta, GA, May 11-12, 1982).