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ERIC Number: EJ888249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Variation in the Willingness of Superintendents to Recommend Hiring Alternatively Licensed Principals
Hoang, Thienhuong
Educational Research and Reviews, v4 n10 p498-514 Oct 2009
The purpose of this article is to report the viability, as expressed by superintendents, of alternative routes to principal licensure as a solution to the principal shortage, regardless of whether it is a quantitative or qualitative shortage. The researcher's interest is in assessing and explaining the variation in superintendents' willingness to recommend hiring alternatively licensed principals. In this article, the researcher reports on a set of 17 interviews with superintendents from across the United States. This study provides informative data regarding superintendents' attitudes and views about the subject for policy makers at the state, university, and local levels. The data contained several variables that may affect superintendents' willingness to recommend the hiring of these principals. These are in four domains: (1) conditions under which superintendents would consider hiring alternatively licensed principals, (2) concerns superintendents have about the ability of alternatively licensed principals to do the job and to relate to constituents, (3) the availability of appropriate instruction and guidance in mentoring and other training programs, and (4) past behaviors and experiences with alternatively licensed personnels. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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