The role of the principal as verified by North Carolina teachers

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Julia Crowell Williams (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 perceptions which classroom teachers in North Carolina have about the role of their principal and other principals across North Carolina according to a five conception framework of the principalship. The effect of three independent variables - the school level of the teacher, the number of years of teaching experience of the teacher, and the gender of the teacher - on the roles selected were also examined. Data were obtained from a sample of 416 teachers in the 140 public school systems in North Carolina. The findings of the study suggested that classroom teachers view the actual role of their principal as either an Administrator/Instructional Leader or a General Manager but prefer the role of Administrator/Instructional Leader. While teachers viewed principals across all of North Carolina as primarily General Managers, the desired role was consistent with the role which they desired for their own principal - that of an Administrator/Instructional Leader.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
School principals $z North Carolina $x Rating of
Teacher-principal relationships $z North Carolina

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