ERIC Number: ED248589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-14
Reference Count: 0
The Succession of a School Principal.
Fauske, Janice R.; Ogawa, Rodney T.
Applying theory from organizational and cultural perspectives to succession of principals, this study observes and records the language and culture of a small suburban elementary school. The study's procedures included analyses of shared organizational understandings as well as identification of the principal's influence on the school. Analyses of organizational characteristics revealed that channels for providing constructive criticism on instructional and professional matters were restricted and that the faculty felt a need for communicating with the principal on such matters. In evaluating leadership characteristics, the researchers found that the faculty shared the belief that the principal was nonsupportive and unduly influenced by external forces. Succession characteristics exhibited by the faculty included the belief that the new principal would provide more instructional leadership and that the faculty had little input in the principal selection process. The findings in this case study substantiate previous research findings. The study identified beliefs about school administration that correspond to existing theories on administrative behavior. A three-page list of references is provided. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Principal Succession
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (1st, Jackson Hole, WY, October 13-15, 1983).