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ERIC Number: ED539179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-2
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Principals Retention. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Many districts are struggling with the problem of administrator retention. Hoffman (2004) identifies some of the reasons for this: (1) Increased accountability expectations; (2) Diminished or static levels of resources to support reform efforts; (3) Greater administrator vulnerability to sanctions; (4) The complex demands of government and the community; (5) The sometimes slight or negligible difference between teacher and administrator compensation when viewed on a per diem basis; (6) The necessity for leaders to spend a great deal of time meeting the demands of the job; (7) Media coverage of public education's occasional errors; little coverage of our frequent successes; and (8) Chronic stress. Districts are looking to supportive structures such as coaching, professional development, mentoring, and induction programs to support new and novice principals. Some of the successful strategies for keeping principals are presented in this paper. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Location: California