ERIC Number: ED282358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Principal Selection Guide.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The choice of principals is too important to be left to chance. Dynamic, committed leaders not only help determine the quality of teachers that are recruited, but provide the key to effective schools where the battle for excellence will be won or lost. Section 1, "The Effective Principal," outlines the tasks that an effective principal performs. Such a principal is an administrative and instructional leader who promotes school improvement and motivates teachers and staff to share and work for a vision of the school that will enable them to meet their own highest expectations. Section 2, "The Selection Process," covers the development of selection policies, certification, training, assessment, principal placement, orientation, and on-the-job evaluation. Section 3, "Assessment Methods: Theory and Practice," examines assessment methods, and information is provided on biographical data, tests, interviews, job samples, and job simulations at assessment centers. Information is given about computer software designed to accompany this booklet, and a listing of educational experts is provided for further information. An annotated bibliography and a principal selection checklist conclude the booklet. (WTH)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Computer Software, Educational Administration, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Evaluation Methods, Government Publications, Instructional Leadership, Management Development, Principals, School Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00-300-7; $1.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by William J. Bennett, Secretary of Education. Introduction by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Assistant Secretary.