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ERIC Number: ED543412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Reference Count: 0
Salaries of Principals of High Schools. Bulletin, 1920, No. 44
Bawden, William T.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The high school is the pupil's college. Upon its character, its spirit, and its work depend not only the knowledge and skill, but also the ideas and mental attitude of a very large majority of the men and women who will rise to positions of influence in industrial, social, and civic life. The preparation and later success of those who enter schools of higher learning also depend in large measure on the high schools, but the character of the high schools, including both spirit and work is determined very largely by their principals. The principalship of the high school may well be conceded to be the most important and difficult position in the entire school system, requiring of those who fill it well the highest type of native ability, broad and comprehensive education, much professional knowledge, and great skills in training, in organization, in management, and in leadership. Only men and women of such qualifications should be employed in this position. It is therefore interesting to know just what are the wages paid principals in the high schools of the United States, to what extent these wages have been increased in the last five or six years, which have been marked by large increases in wages in most occupations and in the cost of living. This bulletin, the result of recent special inquiry and study made by the Bureau of Education, gives this information for the country as a whole and for each of the several States. (Contains 4 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Principals, High Schools, School Administration, Salaries, National Surveys, Educational Trends
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)