ERIC Number: ED056380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Elementary School Principals and Their Schools. Beacons of Brilliance & Potholes of Pestilence.
Becker, Gerald; And Others
This study takes a critical look at the current status of elementary school principals and their schools. The report concludes that the causes for a leadership crisis which exists in the elementary schools are both pbulic and professional. Through the use of questionnaires and personal interviews, the researchers talked with 291 principals in 50 States, officials in two national educational organizations, spokesmen in 12 regional laboratories, representatives of 50 State departments of education, and faculty officers of the State elementary school principals associations. The study reports that the most critical problem faced by the elementary school principal is the general ambiguity of his position in the educational community. A number of recommendations are made and addressed to the U.S. Office of Education, Congress, the public, and the education profession. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Board Administrator Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, Instructional Programs, Leadership Qualities, Principals, Professional Associations, Program Effectiveness, Regional Laboratories, Resource Allocation, Role Conflict, State Departments of Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publications Department, CASEA, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.