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Germeten, Sidsel – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
This article presents perspectives on how principals in schools in northern Norway value the school reform "The Knowledge Promotion" and the new National Curriculum (LK06). It is based on a survey of all primary schools in the region of Finnmark and interviews with five of these principals one year later. The region of Finnmark in Norway…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change
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Cedo, Kelli M.; Dickerson, William E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
This case study creates a dilemma that many school districts face. Public education is under-funded. Principals are expected to be the instructional leaders and are held accountable for student achievement. Is it appropriate then for public schools to have local businesses as benefactors when teaching personnel are involved? The conflict between…
Descriptors: Ethics, Public Education, Leadership, Case Studies
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Mangin, Melinda M. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2007
Purpose: This exploratory study examines conditions that lead elementary principals to support the work of school-based instructional teacher leaders. The study asks, How do principals' knowledge of teacher leadership and their interaction with teacher leaders contribute to principals' support for teacher leadership? And, How might district…
Descriptors: Interaction, Principals, Teacher Leadership, Elementary Schools
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Watson, Keith – Management in Education, 2005
This article examines the emergence of assistant heads onto the landscape of primary school leadership. Through the use of job descriptions, questionnaires, interviews and a case study, the functions that assistant heads are performing in primary schools is examined and their opinions, attitudes and beliefs about their work are considered. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Assistant Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Attitudes
Weber, Christine L.; Colarulli-Daniels, Rosemary; Leinhauser, Jill A. – Gifted Child Today, 2003
The role of the principal as it relates to the education of gifted and talented children in programs and schools has been discussed in a variety of articles related to desired skills, competencies, or characteristics. Yet, the research is neither extensive nor recent, especially pertaining to the role of the elementary administrator of schools for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent Role, Principals, Administrator Role