ERIC Number: ED268665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Assistant Principal. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 82.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
The 12 publications in this annotated bibliography highlight different aspects of the assistant principal's role. One Ohio school district has created the title of "Associate Principal," a position that involves participating with the principal in planning, organizing, and evaluating the whole school program. Three articles deal with enriching and enhancing the role of the assistant principal in ways that will develop leadership capabilities as well as benefit schools. Another writer cites being a counselor and a mediator as probably the most humane and challenging aspect of the assistant principal's role. The professional development of assistant principals, according to two other articles, depends on the school principals involving them in responsibilities. One assistant principal, writing under the pseudonymn "Lee Marsh," recounts the wide range of duties and input from six principals during her career. Dealing with social problems existing in schools is a large part of an assistant principal's function. Ways to diffuse this stress are discussed in another entry. The final article admonishes the assistant principals to treat as conscious human beings the uncelebrated and unhonored students as well as the elite students. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Assistant Principals, Change Agents, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Literature Reviews, Occupational Information, Professional Development, Stress Management, Student School Relationship
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.