ERIC Number: ED225273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Leadership: Profile of an Elementary School Principal.
Mazzarella, Jo Ann
OSSC Bulletin, v26 n3 Nov 1982
Identifying an instructional leader as a principal who engages in activities that significantly affect the learning that goes on in the school, this article profiles an elementary school principal recognized by the Oregon Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as one of the state's most effective instructional leaders. The author examines in detail how one principal practices instructional leadership on a day-to-day basis in a small elementary school. The components of instructional leadership examined are taken largely from an October 1982 article by Daniel Duke setting forth his view of the principal's role in promoting instructional effectiveness. Discussed are staff development (including staff selection, teacher supervision, and teacher evaluation), instructional support activities (including discipline, instructional organization, and backing teachers), quality control, obtaining resources, coordination, troubleshooting, and school climate. The author uses extensive quotes from the principal, teachers, and central office administrators to show how this principal conducts instructional improvement activities in the school. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Discipline, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Principals, Problem Solving, Resource Allocation
Publications, Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.