ERIC Number: ED346589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Competencies of Beginning Principals--Are They Prepared for The Role?
Lyons, James E.
Issues in the preparation of new principals for their role as school administrators are presented in this paper. A review of literature identifies obstacles to beginning principals' effectiveness, some of which include lack of role clarification, limited technical expertise, isolation, and inadequate time management. Suggestions for a smooth transition into the principalship include developing university preparation programs that incorporate training in management, leadership, and knowledge of schooling; providing district-supported principal orientation programs; offering regular and formative feedback; and requiring a professional growth plan. (7 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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