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ERIC Number: ED511378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
The State of Leadership: Public School Principals in Illinois. Policy Research: IERC 2010-2
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; White, Bradford R.
Illinois Education Research Council
This report provides a detailed descriptive analysis of the principals who led Illinois public schools from 2001 through 2008. The authors begin with a brief historical review of the research literature on educational administration to provide a foundation for understanding the broader context for this study. Using state administrative records and other associated data, they assembled a large database of approximately 3,900 schools and their principals for each academic year. By linking numerous school and individual characteristics and tracking the placement and movement of building administrators, they used these data to analyze whether any patterns in the distribution of principals could be observed. Appendices include: (1) The Availability of ACT data; and (2) The Regional Nature of School Demographics, Locale, and College Competitiveness in Illinois. (Contains 37 figures, 7 tables, and 4 footnotes.)
Illinois Education Research Council. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1064, Edwardsville, IL 62026. Tel: 866-799-4372; Tel: 618-650-2840; Fax: 618-650-2425; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois University, Illinois Education Research Council
Identifiers - Location: Illinois