ERIC Number: ED385910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Principals in Transition: Tips for Surviving Succession.
Brock, Barbara L.; Grady, Marilyn L.
This handbook outlines the concerns and potential opportunities about which those who desire or accept a new principalship should be aware before considering such a professional move. The book identifies both potential minefields and the positive aspects of the process. Topics include: (1) obtaining maximum information before applying; (2) preparing for the interview; (3) analyzing personal strengths, needs, and leadership style; and (4) maximizing the possibilities of the first year in a new principalship. Also important are developing an understanding of the existing school culture, making change slowly, and getting to know all the players in the new environment. Principals are advised to thoroughly research the history of the school and its heroes, gather information on school and community demographics, and assess school needs before deciding on a course of action for school improvement. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Career Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Information Seeking, Job Applicants, Job Application, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Occupational Mobility, Principals
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A