ERIC Number: ED304764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Inducting Principals: How School Districts Help Beginners Succeed.
Anderson, Mark E.
OSSC Bulletin, v32 n2 Oct 1988
This monograph focuses on beginning principals and the changes Oregon school districts are making in the induction process of new principals. Chapter 1 summarizes current research and theories that describe the socialization process of newcomers and the problems of becoming a school leader. Chapter 2 examines the current induction process. Chapter 3 presents examples of promising programs and activities that may help administrators exert effective leadership. Chapter 4 highlights the induction strategies that two Oregon districts (North Clackamas and Beaverton) use to induct principals. Chapter 5 examines induction programs in medium and small school systems and features a collegial observation and support program coordinated by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in which the Sandy, Estacada, and Reynolds School Districts involve their principals. The final chapter summarizes effective induction activities and offers recommendations for improvement. Appended are 30 references and a list of 26 persons who were interviewed. (SI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Selection, Beginning Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership, School Administration
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($5.00 prepaid; $2.00 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.