ERIC Number: EJ822041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
(No) Support for a New Principal in an Urban District: A Case Study
Peters, April L.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v11 n1 p66-72 2008
A large, urban public school district has been engaged in high school reform over several years. The reform involves creating small learning communities (SLC) from large underperforming neighborhood high schools. In many cases, brand new principals have been chosen to found and lead the SLC schools into reform. The district has had some difficulty with providing support to principals in these roles. This case is designed to highlight issues of providing support and mentoring in a structured way to individuals new to the principalship. The case can be used in courses on the principalship as well as courses that prepare central office leaders. A list of additional readings is included.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Beginning Principals, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mentors, School Administration, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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