ERIC Number: ED304767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A View from the Inside: Needs of Beginning Principals. Report of the Select Seminar on the Needs of Beginning Principals.
Nichols, Glenn; And Others
This report presents the results of a 7-month study and conversation among field-based educators who attempted to respond to the challenges and responsibilities facing beginning principals. Documented is the role of the principal in affecting the success of school buildings. Apparent in this body of research is the need for the principal to be sensitive to educational, economic, and societal wants and needs. The principals' ability to recognize disabling practices and to invigorate school environments through proven leadership and management, are key issues. Three "model" letters addressed to a new principal present a basis for constructing a universal job description for the principalship; for developing the university curriculum for prospective principals; and for evaluating principals in practice. An addendum offers questions addressing leadership and effective schools as a means to structuring the thinking process. Reprinted is an article entitled "Select Seminar on Needs of Beginning Principals Completes Deliberations." (SI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Beginning Principals, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership, Occupational Information, School Administration
Publication Sales, New York LEAD Center, Capital Area School Development Association, School of Education, The University at Albany, State University of New York, 135 Western Avenue, Husted 211, Albany, NY 12222 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY. Leadership in Educational Administration Development Center.