ERIC Number: ED119333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
Early On-the-Job Socialization of First-Year Elementary School Principals.
Mascaro, Francis G.
This paper presents the findings of a field study designed to develop a descriptive and explanatory model of the on-the-job socialization of first-year elementary school principals by examining changes in their initial perspective during their first year in the principalship. The theoretical model that emerged from the study indicates that first-year elementary school principals without previous experience as an elementary school vice principal or assistant principal generally come to the principalship with the expectation of being able to effect change by means of their personal involvement in the classroom. Several hypotheses developed from the study relate to the initial perspective of these first-year principals, the major problematic situation they encounter, and the new perspective toward which they move during their first year. The study indicates that this change in perspective is effected primarily by the requirements of the job itself rather than by interaction with alter role occupants. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)