ERIC Number: ED311593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Research Roundup, v6 n1 Nov 1989
Principal induction is the process by which new school principals make the transition from theoretical to operational leadership. Many approaches to induction have been tried, ranging from simply handing over the building keys to comprehensive career development programs. To exemplify ongoing research and development in educational administration seeking to fill the gap between the idealized abstraction characteristic of principal academic preparation and the demanding reality confronted during their first years on the job, five studies are discussed in this document. First, Ron Hickey outlines the results of his survey of 34 new Kentucky principals and recommends, based on the compiled data, additional orientation in time management, communication with staff, working with parents, budgeting, and curricular instruction. Second, based on his recently completed study in the Midwest, John C. Daresh delineates the major problems confronting new principals and offers some promising recommendations. Third, Joseph W. Licata describes how a Louisiana State University project has organized a collaborative inservice training effort for 15 new principals. Fourth, Mark E. Anderson gives a comprehensive guide to the formation of strategies for successful principal induction. And fifth, Howard Sosne provides from personal experience a practical guide of "dos and don'ts" for new principals. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Literature Reviews, Occupational Information, Orientation, Principals, School Administration, School Supervision
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.