ERIC Number: EJ822043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
"This Is My School, Not Yours": A Novice Assistant Principal's Attempt to Lead
Karpinski, Carol F.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v11 n1 p87-96 2008
A novice assistant principal, eager to lead, begins her career as an administrator in school beset with problems and far removed from the textbook definitions of "learning community". She works with inexperienced teachers, disillusioned veteran teachers, and a principal who is distracted and overwhelmed by personal concerns. Her suggestions are disregarded, her requests halfheartedly filled, and her mandates ignored. Drowning in paperwork, meetings, and administrivia, she wonders how and whether she can lead. Can a new assistant principal lead?
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Self Efficacy, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, School Administration, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Leadership Training, Governance, Organizational Climate
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