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ERIC Number: EJ807381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Co-Principalship: It's Not Lonely at the Top
Eckman, Ellen Wexler
Journal of School Leadership, v17 n3 p313-339 May 2007
The coprincipalship has been suggested as an organizational structure that addresses the increasing workload and time demands of the principal as well as the shortage of qualified applicants for the position. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of coprincipals in public and private schools in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, and Wisconsin. The participants describe the rationale for the model, its strengths and weaknesses, and how it functions. The coprincipals expressed particular satisfaction at sharing workloads and decision making because they were not isolated as solo leaders. Though the coprincipalship model offers possibilities for making the role of principal attractive, additional information is needed to develop a sustainable model. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Maine; Massachusetts; Oregon; Wisconsin