ERIC Number: ED450484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reconceptualizing the Role of the Principal: Giving Voice to the Silence.
Gantner, Myrna W.; Newsom, Janet; Dunlap, Karen
The principal is the key to realizing educational reform on the K-12 campus, being the catalyst who creates a culture of enhanced teaching and learning. This atmosphere encourages adults and children to express their ideas, thoughts, and concerns about the education process. The paper present results from three collaborative studies undertaken in El Paso, Texas. Findings suggest that fostering relationships and valuing people are major components of a campus climate that supports authentic learning. The paper attempts to clarify the perceptions of teachers, parents, and students--stakeholders whose voices are traditionally silent when "experts" gather to discuss and define the role of the principal. (Contains 29 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24-28, 2000).