The elementary school principal as leader : an analytic and programmatic model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Frances Faircloth Jones (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: Major research and writings in the area of educational administration indicate that principals are not exercising the function of instructional and program leadership but that it is widely agreed to be their most significant obligation. The purpose of the study was to develop an analytic and programmatic model for the principalship allowing the person occupying that position to serve as the professional leader in the areas of curriculum and instruction and to better relate to those forces that tend to compel him to serve as a managerial functionary. Model building proceeded through three interrelated stages. The pre-genesis stage assesses the genuine need or desire for a new setting for the principalship while the genesis stage takes serious action toward covenant formations, establishment of priorities and a thorough investigation of values related to the principal and his position. The final stage actuates the desired setting with goals and objectives firmly established.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Elementary school principals
School management and organization
Educational leadership

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