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ERIC Number: EJ938976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Why Teacher Leaders Don't Want to Be Principals
Hewitt, Paul M.; Denny, George S.; Pijanowski, John C.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v8 n1 p13-23 Spr 2011
This article examines reasons why teachers who were identified by their school principal as leaders or having leadership potential, chose not to become school principals. While the literature reports a shortage of qualified applicants for school administrative positions, the deterrents that teacher leaders most often identify include testing/accountability pressures, job stress, amount of time required, and societal problems that make it difficult to focus on instruction. The key factors for teacher leaders choosing not to pursue a career in school administration are broadly categorized as stress and time demands. Superintendents identified the same factors, but scored the importance of each factor higher than the teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Michigan