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ERIC Number: EJ1061651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
"What Do You Do All Day?!": Navigating the Challenges of School Leadership as an Early Career Principal
O'Malley, Michael P.; Long, Tanya A.; King, Jeffry
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v18 n2 p107-121 Jun 2015
Multiple and complex issues simultaneously present themselves for the principal's attention. Learning how to identify, prioritize, synthesize, and act in relation to these issues poses a particular challenge to early career principals. This case study engages aspiring and current school leaders in critical reflection upon leadership opportunities and practices in a simulated setting that elicits challenges commonly experienced by early career principals. Discussion questions integrate educational leadership research specific to the case issues. Activity suggestions focus on use of the case as a collaborative assessment in an educational leadership admissions process, midpoint review, or course; as a self-assessment; and in supervision of principals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A