ERIC Number: ED345320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
The Changing Roles of the School Principal: A Research Synthesis.
Richardson, M. D.; And Others
Research concerning the changing roles of the school principal is summarized in this paper, with a focus on the historical conflict between the instructional leadership and administrative roles. Efforts in educational reform are reviewed, which have brought about school restructuring, role conflict, and changes in communication. A review of reform efforts in school leadership identifies four domains of the principalship--functional, programmatic, interpersonal, and contextual. A conclusion is that calls for school reform have greatly affected principal roles. Principals will act as facilitators for shared governance, participant empowerment, school-based decision making, and expanded student potential. Because the obstacles to effective principalship are indicative of larger, fundamental problems, interrelationships in school operation must be considered. (32 references; 23 bibliographic sources) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November 13-15, 1991).