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ERIC Number: EJ931503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Beginning Elementary Principals around the World
Garcia-Garduno, Jose Maria; Slater, Charles L.; Lopez-Gorosave, Gema
Management in Education, v25 n3 p100-105 Jul 2011
The paper explores the different circumstances of newly appointed principals around the world. It is a literature review that examines articles from both English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries. Being a novice principal is stressful and even traumatic. Principals appear to feel unprepared for their role. The problem most common to all countries is interpersonal conflict. Principals have to serve as a sort of buffer to reduce shock due to contact. They gain tacit knowledge and become more confident as they learn on the job, but they do not necessarily become instructional leaders. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A