ERIC Number: ED345334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Improving Principal Identification and Selection through School and University Collaboration.
Richardson, M. D.; Prickett, R. L.
The 1980s produced numerous reports regarding the principal's increased responsibility and critical role in both school effectiveness and school improvement. As the principal's responsibility has increased, so has pressure on school boards and superintendents to make appropriate appointments when principal vacancies occur. This paper seeks a better alternative to the identification and selection procedures (especially the typical "good-ole-boys" network) common in today's school systems. Changing current identification and selection procedures will require cooperation between local school districts and university personnel. The model described herein is the result of cooperation between a local school district and a university department of educational administration. The model, illustrated in a flowchart, involves developing a specific procedure for ensuring a credible selection process, preparing adequate job descriptions, advertising appropriately, developing an instrument to assess applicants' philosophical foundations, structuring the employment interview, using assessment center data, and checking references. (45 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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).