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Zimmerman, Judith A. – ERS Spectrum, 2007
This qualitative case study describes the transitional experiences (first 4 1/2 months) of four school leaders. The "life cycle" of leaders is often short, necessitating job changes with resulting transitions, when new leaders must simultaneously learn their positions and make changes to improve schools. Using previous leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Fields, Lynette J.; Egley, Robert J. – ERS Spectrum, 2005
This article describes a project in which first-year administrators in Pinellas County, Fla., were members of a professional development cadre. The major purpose of the study was to determine the problems encountered by first-year assistant principals. During cadre meetings, participants were encouraged to record in journals and discuss with their…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Professional Development