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ERIC Number: ED210779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Principal Effectiveness: A Review of Literature to Supplement "The School Principal" and "The School Principal: Recommendations for Effective Leadership."
Henthorn, Joe
This literature review was intended to provide information and suggestions regarding the role and evaluation of the principal. It is supplementary to two reports commissioned by the California State Legislature on school principals. In the first section on the role of principals a chart is presented summarizing conclusions from the two original reports and pairing them with related conclusions from additional studies. Research reviewed relates the role of the principal to student performance, school climate, and innovation and change. The second section of the paper attempts to integrate the conclusions of further research on the principal's role and principal evaluation. This literature seems to indicate that the principal does have a significant impact on the people and environment at a school, which can be positively affected by the principal's leadership. The author describes several methods for evaluating principals focusing on both skills and accomplishments. The paper concludes that the implications of the literature should be used to design principal evaluation models that encompass the assessment of school needs and the related skills needed by the principal to provide leadership to the school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.
Note: For related documents, see ED 145 540 and ED 165 325.