ERIC Number: ED148011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for New Heads. An Introduction to Independent School Administration.
Strong, Dexter K.
Those either contemplating or committed to heading an independent school are provided some guidance in this handbook. For both, the hazards, demands, and responsibilities of the job are presented in detail. Advice is offered about areas to explore when considering an appointment; and planning strategy and tactics after accepting the position that involve the pace of change, personnel, and priorities. Separate chapters concern relationships with the board, the faculty, and constituents. Other chapters offer guidance on the school budget; and managing the job including organizing time, delegating authority, and organizing the school year. The final chapter offers assurances of the professional and personal rewards of heading a school. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Guides, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Budgeting, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Occupational Information, Private Schools, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Salaries
National Association of Independent Schools, 4 Liberty Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.