The roles and responsibilities of a school principal: an intern's perspective

Harris-Anstey, Vikki (2001) The roles and responsibilities of a school principal: an intern's perspective. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Drawing on current literature from the last two decades, this report provides a comparative analysis of the duties of a school principal as defined by various researchers and my observations as an intern in a typical school setting. More specifically, this report focuses on what Ubben and Hughes (1987) deem to be the major responsibilities of a school principal: (i) staffing and personnel development; (ii) pupil services; (iii) curriculum development; (iv) finance and facilities management; and (v) community relations. I learned that the roles and responsibilities of a school principal are diverse, complex, and ever changing. While theorists and researchers may attempt to categorize the roles and responsibilities of a school principal, in reality, these categorizations only scratch the surface of the true nature of the job. It is only through actual participation and observation that one can truly appreciate the multi-dimensional role that a principal must play in the overall operation of a school.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10624
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 51-53.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2001
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School principals--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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