ERIC Number: ED337843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Principals: How To Train, Recruit, Select, Induct, and Evaluate Leaders for America's Schools.
Anderson, Mark E.
A comprehensive review of current thinking about the preparation, selection, induction, and assessment of school principals is provided in this digest. Methodology is based on a review of recent literature on the principalship and on interviews with several educators. Following an introduction, the first chapter examines inadequacies of principal training and describes strategies for improvement. The second chapter examines the ways in which principals are recruited and selected, offering suggestions for expanding the applicant pool and for selecting capable candidates. The induction process is examined in the third chapter, which describes problems and offers recommendations for the school district and beginning principal. The fourth chapter discusses the evaluation process, describing confidential feedback strategies and a sample evaluation program. A conclusion is that because the principal is a crucial factor of school effectiveness, school districts must systematically plan for principal preparation, selection, induction, and evaluation. Five tables and one figure are included. (82 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Training, Personnel Selection, Principals, Recruitment, Staff Orientation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($8.95, plus $2.50 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.