ERIC Number: ED542802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1938
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary School Principalship: Some Aspects of Its Development and Status. Bulletin, 1938, No. 8
Goodykoontz, Bess; Lane, Jessie A.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Approximately 21,000 elementary school principals in charge of the several administrative units of public education represent a large proportion of the school administrators. They are responsible for 21 million students out of the 27 million attending public elementary and secondary schools and colleges in the United States, and two-thirds of the 900,000 teachers. In 1923, Dr. Cubberley predicted that developments in public education would inevitably result in changing the elementary school principalship into a career of professional importance. During the past two decades the elementary school principalship has expanded rapidly in function and exhibited many of the aspects of growth which characterize a developing profession. This bulletin reports investigations that were undertaken to examine these changes and the situation in which they have resulted. The first, which summarizes some aspects of the principalship in city elementary schools, was made by means of an inquiry sent to superintendents of schools. The next investigation, Training Opportunities for the Elementary School Principal, was one of the studies undertaken as a part of the project in research in universities, financed under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, and conducted in accordance with administrative regulations of the Works Progress Administration. It includes a summary of State regulations governing the certification of elementary school principals in the 21 States which had special certificates for elementary school principals as of September 1, 1937. (Contains 14 footnotes and 11 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Responsibility, Public Education, Administrator Education, State Standards, Certification, Administrator Qualifications, Urban Schools, Gender Differences
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)