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ERIC Number: ED077071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 131
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The Man in the Middle: How the Urban Secondary School Principal Sees His Role and Responsibilities. (l'Homme-Cible.)
Goldsborough, Harriett; And Others
Many urban high school principals are finding their jobs increasingly demanding and frustrating. This report, the result of a CEA questionnaire survey, summarizes the views of 190 principals in 23 cities on how they view their role and responsibilities. The main point of frustration is felt to be the apparent erosion of their function as educational leaders in their schools. The report also includes sections on principals' relationships with board officials, liaison and communication with the central office, autonomy in the school, factors that yield satisfaction and cause frustration, and relationships with students and teachers. One chapter is devoted to a commentary on the new leadership style required of successful principals -- the more humanized approach. The report also addresses the question of whether a principal should be both manager and educator. The suggestion is that the principal cannot be expected to do a competent job of both over a long period of time. Brief descriptions are provided of schemes in four Canadian cities where high school principals have been assigned special administrative assistants. (Author)
Canadian Education Association, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario ($2.00, also available in French)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada