ERIC Number: ED327973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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A Preliminary Investigation of Superintendents' Perceptions Regarding Recruitment and Selection of Principals.
Baron, Mark A.
Current research suggests principal effectiveness is key to a successful instructional program. However, there is considerable lack of uniformity among superintendents regarding principal recruitment and selection. Of the 80 surveys mailed to a random sample of the nation's superintendents, 35 usable surveys rating the importance of 42 recruitment and selection procedures were completed and returned. Development of an accurate job description and professional references ranked the highest in their respective categories. A total of 6 factors were extracted from 22 selection tools. Three factors related to how well the candidate fits into the school system and community, two pertained to advanced academic training, and the last related to the candidate's personal background. An extensive description of methodology and tables of results are included. (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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