ERIC Number: ED075527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role Expectation of the Black Urban Principal as Perceived by Himself, Administrators, Influentials, and Other Active Community Persons.
Chapman, Robert L.
This study investigates the role expectations of the urban black principal as perceived by the principal himself, and by significant other blacks, both educators and non-educators. It is hypothesized that: (1) black principals are more apt to be employed in schools with a predominantly black student body rather than a school with a predominantly white student body; (2) significant other black administrators will have a higher expectation of black principals than the black principal may have of himself in areas of client orientation as it relates to advocacy, and initiative as it relates to creativity in role; and, (3) influential blacks and other active black community persons will have a higher expectation of black principals than the black principal may have of himself in areas of client orientation as it relates to advocacy, and initiative as it relates to creativity in role. Records of a large urban school system pertinent to the school years September 1954 through August 1972, were collected and utilized for purposes of this study. A stratified sample was obtained to test adequately the hypotheses by choosing respondents from three relatively discrete populations within the total school community: principals, administrators subordinate to the principal, and influential and active community persons. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Black Community, Black Influences, Black Leadership, Black Teachers, Educational Administration, Educational Quality, Principals, Promotion (Occupational), Racial Balance, Racial Discrimination, Role Perception, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Urban Schools
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Note: paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New Orleans, La., February 1973