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ERIC Number: ED358523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-30
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Building Support as an Effective Management Technique.
Thornberry, Nancy Ann
This paper offers suggestions to help principals create a support system within their schools as an effective management technique. Based on the experiences of a new principal at Prairie Rock Elementary School in College Station, Texas, guidelines are offered for dealing with the faculty and staff, the new principal's first focus. Key issues involve effective communication, delegation of leadership, and the recognition of faculty accomplishments. Strategies for dealing with parents are outlined next; these strategies stress availability and communication. Finally, techniques for interacting with students that involve recognizing student accomplishment, offering incentives and special events, and fostering student involvement, are discussed. A conclusion is that working together with mutual trust and respect in a supportive environment can significantly help a principal succeed in school management. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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