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ERIC Number: ED478010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Good Principals Are the Key to Successful Schools: Six Strategies To Prepare More Good Principals.
Bottoms, Gene; O'Neill, Kathy; Fry, Betty; Hill, David
This report defines six strategies that state and district leaders can employ to secure an ample supply of highly qualified school principals. The six strategies were drawn from research and direct experience in helping schools, universities, and state agencies rethink and redesign educational leadership programs. The six strategies are as follows: (1) Single out high performers; (2) recalibrate preparation programs; (3) emphasize real-world training; (4) link principal licensure to performance; (5) move accomplished teachers into school leadership positions; and (6) use state academies to cultivate leadership teams in middle-tier schools. For each strategy the report addresses five questions: What is the proposed strategy? What are the issues? Where do states now stand? What are some promising practices? and What can states do? The report concludes that each state should choose its best forum, based on the six proposed strategies, to train, recruit, and retain effective school principals. (WFA)
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.