ERIC Number: ED462732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Rethinking the Principalship.
Research Roundup, v18 n3 Spr 2002
The definition of the role of school principal is currently undergoing transformation in light of modern school issues and a shortage of qualified candidates. In "A Century's Quest to Understand School Leadership," Kenneth Leithwood and Daniel Duke conclude that recent thinking has focused on six forms of leadership: instructional, transformational, moral, participative, managerial, and contingent. In "Leadership for Student Learning: Reinventing the Principalship," the Institute for Education Leadership tells why many individuals with administrative credentials choose not to pursue jobs and suggests some solutions. In "Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do," the National Association of Elementary School Principals proposes six standards to provide a professional development agenda for practicing principals. In "Leadership in Education: Five Commonalities," Mark Goldberg distills five common traits from interviews with educational leaders. In "Trying to Stay Ahead of the Game: Superintendents and Principals Talk about School Leadership," Steve Farkas and others provide clues on how principals feel about their jobs. (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Principals, School Administration, Standards
National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Principals Resource Center, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; quantity discounts). Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Published four times during the school year. Theme issue.