ERIC Number: ED443139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
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Kentucky's Induction-Model Intern Assistant Principals: Players or Designated Hitters in High-Stakes Accountability?
Wells, Zella; Rinehart, James S.; Scollay, Susan J.
This paper reports on a study that sought to achieve three things: (1) to determine the nature of Kentucky's 1997-98 principal interns and assistant principal interns and to compare the work performed by these two types of interns; (2) to ascertain if work differences existed among assistant principal interns according to gender or school level; and (3) to investigate possible changes, including effects of reform initiatives such as high-stakes accountability on the role of 1997-1998 first-year principal and assistant principal interns. All 154 principal interns and assistant principal interns in K-12 public schools were surveyed using a descriptive questionnaire, 134 of whom responded. Findings from this study underscore the continued contradiction between the espoused value of the assistant principalship as an ideal training ground for the principalship and the actual duties performed in 1997-1998 by assistant principal interns in Kentucky. Based on the survey responses, the demographic characteristics of principal and assistant principal interns are more similar than different, with the exception of gender differences. However, the self-reported administrative duties of principal interns were significantly different from those reported by assistant principal interns. Appendixes contain Principal and Assistant Principal Interns' Administrative Duty Rankings. (Contains 43 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky