ERIC Number: ED267380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Problems Court: The Role of the Reading Educator in the Training of Elementary School Principals.
Kurth, Ruth Justine
The lack of interest in the development of competent principals who can serve as instructional leaders of reading programs is apparent in three areas: (1) lack of clearly defined research on the role of the principal in the reading program (2) lack of involvement of reading professionals in setting standards for evaluating, certifying, and licensing elementary principals; and (3) lack of college courses designed to help principals become effective instructional leaders in reading. The first area can be addressed by carrying out carefully planned, long term ethnographic studies of the role of the principal in developing and maintaining an exemplary reading program; through such studies, factors that both encourage and inhibit principal-staff interaction in developing effective reading curricula may be discovered. The other two areas can be addressed by reading professionals actively lobbying for higher certification standards, and by required reading courses for principals that stress both fundamental reading knowledge and the role of the principal in building a strong reading program. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Forum (Sarasota, FL, December 1985).