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Heller, Mel; Lundquist, Margaret – Principal, 1990
A preliminary study of suburban Chicago elementary schools in affluent, middle-, and low-income neighborhoods showed that parents were more concerned about their children's welfare than about curriculum or school operations. Principals should be available, emphasize basic information, develop effective security measures, clarify discipline…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Community Involvement, Elementary Education, Parent Participation
Drury, William R. – Principal, 1993
In existing school-based management models, the principal's role ranges from chairing the local council to being a coach/facilitator. With teachers and parents assuming greater control over governance, curriculum, and budgeting, paranoid principals may establish more formal bargaining relationships with district boards. Caution is advised, because…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education