ERIC Number: EJ1018973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
The Micropolitics of Educational Change Experienced by Novice Public Middle School Principals
Caruso, Louis F.
NASSP Bulletin, v97 n3 p218-252 Sep 2013
Novice public middle school principals currently face the challenge of navigating internal micropolitical structures while negotiating educational change during a period of decline. This year-long qualitative study detailed the lived experiences of two suburban novice middle school principals as they found themselves leading within a macropolitical environment containing slashed public school budgets, contracted student programs, teacher cutbacks, and policy mandates to improve student achievement. The study captured the ideologies and values of subsystems between teachers and administrators, negotiations of boundaries and turf between administrators and teachers, and how principals asserted bureaucratic leadership approaches for political ends.
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Interviews, Observation, Interprofessional Relationship, Researchers, Qualitative Research, School Districts, Educational Finance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey