State Education Agency curriculum consultants' perceptions of the principalship in North Carolina

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Pamela Lewis Riley (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 of State Education Agency (SEA) curriculum consultants based in regional education centers in North Carolina concerning the role of the principal. This investigation considered the independent variables of region of the state where the consultant was employed, length of service as a curriculum consultant, gender and age of the consultant, highest degree earned by the consultant, existence of prior experience as a principal by the consultant, and the self-perception held by the consultants as to their role in a regional education center. Data were obtained from 41 responses to a survey mailed to the total population of 47 regional SEA curriculum consultants in North Carolina exclusive of the writer. Data were analyzed according to nine specific research questions asked by the study regarding perceptions of the population members as to the role of the principals with whom they work and of those in the rest of the state. This information was analyzed according to the seven independent variables used in the study. In addition, interviews were conducted with 16 curriculum consultants. The interview data were analyzed to give information about the desired relationship between principal and consultant.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
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