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ERIC Number: ED257191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Principals: New Focus for Reform.
Thomas, M. Donald; Welch, Charles
The educational reform movement has helped bring the principalship into new prominence. Among the forces affecting current attitudes toward the principalship are the effective schools literature, which has stressed the centrality of the principal's role; the anticipation of retirement by a large proportion of principals; the increased research on the principalship; analysis by principals of their own roles and responsibilities; the development of incentive pay programs for principals; and shifts in school governance toward state centralization and local district decentralization simultaneously. In response to these forces, local school boards and major national commissions are redefining the principal's role, and state legislation and federal policies are focusing on the principal's leadership functions. Principals can participate actively in the changes that are occurring by becoming experts in personnel evaluation, thinking in terms of results rather than activities, increasing cooperation between their schools and the community, developing new loyalty to public education, and improving their control of time, their priorities, and their goals. (PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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