ERIC Number: ED278139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Training and Selecting Principals. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 87.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Included in this annotated bibliography of 11 publications on training and selecting principals are reports assessing various approaches and their relationship to school improvement. One article proposes a training model based on contingency theory. A sourcebook reviews hiring practice inadequacies and alternatives and recommends Hillsborough County's (Florida) methods. Improvement in training and selection was recognized at the Southern Regional Educational Board's conference, which is summarized. A principal's positive experience following an assessment center program is followed by another article demonstrating that successful principals evolve through four stages that should be part of inservice programs. The author of a literature review concludes that administrators should hire principals who are "boat rockers." A report focuses on leadership styles and use of a training model. Another report stresses that field-based preparation should close the gap between training and employment. An article describes an internship program developed by a South Carolina district and the University of South Carolina. Two companion articles portray Maryland's program for improving selection and training and provide ingredients for effective assessment. A concluding selection reminds administrators that choosing a principal requires sound planning. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Inservice Education, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Literature Reviews, Principals, School Effectiveness, State Programs
Publications, 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: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.