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ERIC Number: ED084678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 9
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The Change Agent Role of the Elementary Principal Reexamined.
Sciara, Frank J.
The author analyzes the leadership role of the elementary principal through an examination of the dynamics of the leadership-followership phenomenon. Several research studies are cited which give support to the point of view that leadership characteristics of a group are invested in the followership. A person may lead, but to be followed, the leader must accept, or seem to accept, the tradition, norms, and goals of the group and assist the group in achieving the purpose the group has identified. Compatibility between the principal and the teachers in terms of close agreement of educational philosophy would appear to be necessary conditions so that a principal might function effectively. Computer matching is suggested as a vehicle for achieving the needed conditions for fostering educational change through the leadership of the principal. (Author)
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