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Sternberg, Don – Principal, 2011
In this article, the author has equated the principal's relationship with the president of the teachers' union as a dance where each wants to lead and yet there is, as in most relationships, a mutual dependency that makes each person realize that there is a time when one leads and a time when one follows. The author presents the details of when…
Descriptors: Unions, Educational Change, Principals, Presidents
Anderson, Robert H. – Principal, 1989
Responding to David Elkind's article in the May 1988 issue of "Principal," this article reexamines classroom rotation for elementary students, challenges Elkind's argument against this practice, and proposes rotation as a way to increase students' options through team teaching. Includes two references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Elementary Education, Multigraded Classes, Rotation Plans
Elkind, David – Principal, 1989
Replying to Robert H. Anderson's article in the same "Principal" issue, David Elkind defends his article against classroom rotation. Elkind strongly favors multiage grouping and team teaching, but views the real issue as departmentalization and rotation versus self-contained classrooms. Although multiage grouping and team teaching are…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Multigraded Classes, Rotation Plans, Team Teaching
Yatvin, Joanne – Principal, 1984
Disputes the assertions made in "A Nation at Risk" that extended school days and years would be beneficial and that more stringent academic requirements should be adopted. Asserts that the National Commission on Excellence in Education fails to understand both foreign educational systems and American educational needs and values. (PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Extended School Day