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This paper attempts to support the thesis that the effective school principal can be associated with a set of behaviors and qualities that constitute his or her role.
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Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (General)

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This paper puts forth a thesis on what qualities make up an effective school principal and then presents arguments that support the thesis. In general, the paper suggests that an effective school principle is in touch with the times, knowing how to lead in an era which has produced dramatic changes in education.

Leading In An Era of Change
Curriculum and Assessment

From the Paper:

"Hess and Kelly (2005) also point out that the instructional focus of the effective principal is large and expansive, corresponding to the increased knowledge and understanding of modern day education. In addition, the effective principal is said to be well aware of contemporary thought on management as it might effect leadership in schools and knows how to put these views into practice. In other words, effective school principals are know what it takes to lead in this era of change."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buckner, B.(2003). The role of elementary and secondary school principals: Principal duties and responsibilities, principal qualifications. Document at:
  • Chan-Remka, J. (2007). The perceptions of teachers and administrators in relation to the implementation of professional learning communities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68(6-A), p. 2411.
  • Collins, D. L. (2007). K--12 standards-based reform implementation: Site-level shared roles of leadership. a case study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68(4-A), p. 1239.
  • Hess, F. M., & Kelly, A. P. (2005). The accidental principal: What doesn't get taught at Ed schools. Education Next, 30, 34-40.
  • Le Tellier, J. P. (2007). Quantum learning and instructional leadership in practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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