ERIC Number: ED103972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Principal in the Socio-Political System of the School.
Carter, David G.
This paper is one of six presented at a symposium on the integration of policy, power, perception, and status into a working model. The objectives of the symposium were to define the concept of policy and its interrelationship to power; provide a framework in which policy is affected by perceptions and demonstrate how status roles and perceptions alter the nature of policy; and provide a basis for administrators and researchers to integrate the previously vague and unintegrated concepts of policy, power, perception, and status into a model. In this paper Carter discusses the relationship that has developed between education and politics and notes that it is clear that political activity is one way to increase school resources and, therefore, improve the instructional program. The school principal, if he possesses certain qualities in his personality, his attitudes, and his abilities, can use his influence to fashion needed coalitions in order to acquire the needed resources and achieve the adoption of the values and programs that he believes can better the school's educational program. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 3, 1975)