ERIC Number: EJ345282
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Myth of the "Great Principal": Questions of School Management and Instructional Leadership.
Rallis, Sharon F.; Highsmith, Martha C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v68 n4 p300-04 Dec 1986
Identifies two major administrative problems: (1) schools need instructional leadership, but management tasks take most of a principal's time, and (2) teachers want professional development leadership to come from within their own ranks. Examines myths and realities of the principal's role and describes master teacher leadership structures already working in some schools. (IW)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Management Development, Master Teachers, Principals, Professional Development, School Maintenance, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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