ERIC Number: ED251964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Competencies of Effective Principals and Strategies for Implementation. Occasional Papers in Educational Policy Analysis: Paper No. 410.
Croghan, John H.; Lake, Dale G.
The purpose of this three-part report is to identify the competencies of high-performing principals, based on a study conducted by the Florida Council on Educational Management (FCEM). Part I reviews the background that led to the study of the principalship. It describes the factors leading to the creation of legislation that focused on the role of the principal, relates how a change-agent vehicle was created to implement the legislation, and reviews the research methods used to identify the competencies of high-performing principals. Part II describes and synthesizes the research efforts and presents the competencies of high-performing principals. Section A is an analysis of the competencies used in the Florida School Principal Assessment Programs in three Florida school districts. Section B assesses the validity of unidimensional attributes based on studies by Richard Boyatzis and by the FCEM. Section C discusses implications of prominent studies by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and by Mark Martinko for the selection of high-performance competencies. Section D describes the identification of the high-performing and basic competencies and section E provides definitions and behavioral indicators of high-performing and basic competencies. Finally, part III includes comments on how and where to intervene in order to improve the effectiveness of the principalship. References are provided, along with two appendixes listing (1) unidimensional attributes and (2) Florida Principal Competencies. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Behavior Rating Scales, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Principals, School Supervision, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida Council on Educational Management
Note: Some tables and all of appendix B will not reproduce due to small, blurred print.