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ERIC Number: ED057445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 6
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What's in the Script for Principal Behavior? Implications of Some Current Research on the Behavioral Characteristics of Principals.
Wiggins, Thomas W.
The elementary school principal's behavior is shaped by influences within the school district which tend to value compliance rather than individuality. The research into the behavioral characteristics of elementary school principals and the analysis of school climate provide evidence that the influence of experience in an administrative role has a socializing effect on principal behavior. In a study made of 41 principals, there was little variance noted in the behaviors associated with the administrative role. Other research indicated that the behavior of elementary school principals is developed more by expectations held for him than by his personality, and that the roles and expectations associated with school administration are frequently incompatible with the personality and needs of the administrator. (Author)
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Note: Speech given before National Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Convention (Cleveland, Ohio, April 17-22, 1971)