ERIC Number: ED342116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
The Principal of the 90s: Changing Expectations Realized?
Flanigan, J. L.; And Others
An overview of the principal's changing role in the 1990s is examined in this paper, with a focus on changing expectations and current issues and problems. The school administrator of the 1990s must possess an increasing complexity of knowledge and skills, vision, and understanding of participatory management, and must recognize the changing superintendent/principal relationship. A conclusion is that principals require an understanding of interpersonal relations, and organizational vulnerability, and they must have an analytical approach to school administration. In addition, the leadership role must change to remove principals from the balancing act they perform when dealing with cenral office staff and policies, teachers and their unions, students and parents, as well as community expectations. Twenty-six endnotes are attached. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Los Angeles, CA, August 12-17, 1990).