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ERIC Number: ED544305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
What Do Principals Say about Their Work? Implications for Addressing Barriers to Learning and School Improvement
Adelman, Howard; Taylor, Linda
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
This brief highlights what principals say about their work, especially about how the job has changed and what factors most affect job performance and satisfaction. The data have been culled from various surveys, reports, interviews, and so forth published since 2000. Specific attention is given to the degree to which concerns about addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students are and are not discussed. Implications for school improvement are outlined. The intent of this report is to stimulate discussion of ways to enhance and enable principal effectiveness with the full range of students at their schools. At the end of the document is an invitation to send comments that can be synthesized and shared widely. Two attachments present: (1) Some Resources for Principals to Learn More About and for Teaching about a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports; and (2) A Few Examples of Center Resources That Can Be Adapted for Professional Development Related to Student and Parent Engagement and Re-engagement. (Contains 1 exhibit.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools