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Training and Selecting Principals. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 87 [microform]
Bib ID 5475362
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR
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Description Eugene, OR : ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 1987 
5 p. 

Included in this annotated bibliography of 11 publications on training and selecting principals are reports assessing various approaches and their relationship to school improvement. One article proposes a training model based on contingency theory. A sourcebook reviews hiring practice inadequacies and alternatives and recommends Hillsborough County's (Florida) methods. Improvement in training and selection was recognized at the Southern Regional Educational Board's conference, which is summarized. A principal's positive experience following an assessment center program is followed by another article demonstrating that successful principals evolve through four stages that should be part of inservice programs. The author of a literature review concludes that administrators should hire principals who are "boat rockers." A report focuses on leadership styles and use of a training model. Another report stresses that field-based preparation should close the gap between training and employment. An article describes an internship program developed by a South Carolina district and the University of South Carolina. Two companion articles portray Maryland's program for improving selection and training and provide ingredients for effective assessment. A concluding selection reminds administrators that choosing a principal requires sound planning. (CJH)


Availability: Publications, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 400-86-0003.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.



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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Characteristics.  |  Administrator Education.  |  Administrator Evaluation.  |  Administrator Qualifications.  |  Administrator Selection.  |  Educational Research.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Employment Practices.  |  Employment Qualifications.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Inservice Education.  |  Leadership Styles.  |  Leadership Training.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Principals.  |  School Effectiveness.  |  State Programs.
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  Reference Materials, Bibliographies.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management
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