ERIC Number: ED081076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Should We Abolish or Retain the Principalship?
Gallo, Vincent A.
In this paper, an attempt is made to establish a hierarchical order of purpose for the elementary school principalship. In rank order, these purposes are (1) clinical supervision, whose central purposes are the improvement of instruction utilizing objective systematic feedback techniques and effective knowledge of group dynamics; (2) professional dialogue with staff in the planning of curriculum and the implementation of curricular programs; and (3) management functions. It is the author's contention that the impetus for change within education is strong enough to ultimately bring about the abolition of the building principalship. He advocates, therefore, that the educational profession should formulate guidelines for inservice education of career administrators, establish a hierarchical order of function for the role of the principalship, develop a clearinghouse system for identification of innovative programs, and come to grips with the political realities of the movement within education to abolish or circumvent the principalship. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Schools, Evaluation, Group Dynamics, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Principals, Supervision
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.