Principal leadership in the junior high school setting

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

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of the principal as he interacts with the audiences in the school setting-teachers, students, parents or community, and the staff of the superintendent. The principal-audience relationship was based on four assumptions: (1) when a principal appears before an audience, his actions influence the definition of the situation; (2) regardless of the objective the principal has in mind and the motive for such an objective, it is in his best interest to control the conduct of his audiences, especially their responsive treatment of him; (3) events may occur within the interaction that contradict, discredit, or otherwise throw doubt upon the principal’s definition of the situation; and (4) the working consensus established in one audience interaction is different in context from that in another.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
School principals
Junior high school principals

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