ERIC Number: ED197501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Principal in Change. The Teacher Corps Example.
Rosenblum, Sheila; Jastrzab, JoAnn
To understand better the role a principal plays in the success or failure of a federal program, this study was conducted of the role of principals in Teacher Corps projects. An introductory chapter discusses the changing role of the principal in general and the role of the principal in change efforts and then more specifically discusses the emergent role of principals in Teacher Corps projects. Next comes a synthesis of case studies of four Teacher Corps projects and an analysis of factors affecting the role of principals in the projects, with implications for policy makers, project managers, and principals themselves. One appendix briefly describes the methodology for conducting the case studies and a cross-site analysis. The other consists of two commentary chapters written by experts in the fields of educational administration and school change who reviewed the case studies and synthesis chapter and, drawing on their own disciplinary perspective and experience, made recommendations for program improvement and training. A companion volume applies the lessons learned from this study to training materials for administrator inservice education. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.