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ERIC Number: ED314857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Real World of Administration: Reflections of First and Second Year Principals.
Webster, Linda
In order to assess some of the major problems and frustrations faced by beginning administrators, a study investigated nine first- and second-year public school administrators in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Questions asked the principals centered on their recollections of the most challenging problems faced and what was hardest for them as beginning administrators. Areas of needed preparation not addressed in the principals' administrative training programs were also identified. Challenges faced by the cohort group fell within two categories: role validation and leadership management skills. The cohort group did not have difficulty in comprehending the nature of their position and did not list mechanical and procedural issues as areas of concern. Principals interviewed were primarily concerned with personal effectiveness in the performance of their job. (3 references) (Author/SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California