ERIC Number: ED447598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Principal Distinctives in the United States: The Intersection of Principal Preparation and Traditional Roles between Education Reform and Accountability.
Portin, Bradley S.
This paper uses the urban setting as a case study of some of the persistent challenges facing school principals. It uses data from Washington State and the University Council for Educational Administration's "Thousand Voices from the Firing Line" project to examine the perceived challenges of leading urban schools from the perspective of those who are in the role--urban school principals. From the analysis of these data, the paper describes several categories of urban leadership challenges and compares those challenges to new capacities for the principalship outlined in the National Commission for the Principalship and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, including increased job pressures and managing resources. The paper concludes by linking urban principals' perceptions with emerging leadership capacities in order to inform professional preparation programs in the United States. (Contains 16 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington