ERIC Number: ED081072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary School Principal: What Training and Experience Factors Relate to His Success?
Rousseau, Alan J.
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if principals who exhibit high or low administrative success differ on the basis of their academic training and professional experience. Results provide some evidence that elementary school principals who exhibit a high degree of scholarship as undergraduate students tend to be more effective; that those who have taken a considerable amount of graduate training in educational administration tend to be more effective than those who have not taken such training; and that those who have had a considerable amount of administrative experience tend to be more effective than inexperienced principals. A greater degree of effectiveness was not found among those who had majored in elementary education as undergraduates; who had taken a considerable amount of graduate training in curriculum and supervision courses and in the social sciences and humanities; or who had had a considerable amount of teaching experience. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Elementary Schools, Principals, Professional Training, Questionnaires, Success, Tables (Data)
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.