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ERIC Number: EJ811665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Personal Intelligences: The Fourth Pillar of School Principalship?
Schneider, Alex; Burton, Neil
Management in Education, v22 n4 p22-30 2008
The ever-increasing and complex demands on school principals are rapidly changing the nature of educational leadership. Communities and societies more generally are becoming increasingly aware of the wider impact of the way education is led, typified by the recent focus on developing emotional literacy (also known as social, emotional and behavioural skills) within English schools. Principalship has come to be considered as based on the three pillars of leadership, management and pedagogy, from Campbell's assertion that "there is an expectation that headteachers will be leaders, managers and professionals." These fields cover the main areas in which school principals are expected to perform their role. In preparing two cohorts of "trainee school principals" in Israel, one group of teachers and the other ex-military officers, the nature of these "three pillars" is brought into question and the existence of a cohesive trait, interpersonal intelligence, is proposed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel