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ERIC Number: EJ1015559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Reviving Edward Bell
Markle, Barbara; VanKoevering, Stephanie
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n8 p8-12 May 2013
The author reprises "The Man in the Principal's Office," by Harry Wolcott (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973) to tell a story of how the principalship and thus principals have changed since the late 1960s, when the book closely examined day-to-day tasks of a principal. The differences are stark and many. Parent, community, and district expectation of principals, the principal's orientation to instruction, role and posture in the community, and communication standards all have undergone vast change. But the story, too, is about how principal Edward Bell (a pseudonym) adjusted to his duties, as would be required of him today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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