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ERIC Number: ED141932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the School Principal in School Desegregation. A Position Paper.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This paper discusses an area of potential research dealing with the role of the school principal as change agent in the school desegregation process. The principal is a key figure in the success or failure of school desegregation. He or she holds the middle position between the school and larger community forces. His position affords him a broader perspective than that of teachers and a better focus than that of the superintendent and school board. The principal can exert effective leadership in the school and in the community when desegregation is called for, even though research shows that principals frequently do not perceive their role as that of change agent. This paper calls for research that would examine the principal's role in school community relations, since there seems to be a general ineptness on the part of most principals in this area. The authors also suggest research on the principal's changing role in the school administrative hierarchy and his role as disciplinarian in the desegregation setting. (Author/DS)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Desegregation Studies Staff