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Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Online from: 1963

Subject Area: Education

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The Evolving Role of American Principals: From Managerial to Instructional to Transformational Leaders

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Title:The Evolving Role of American Principals: From Managerial to Instructional to Transformational Leaders
Author(s):Philip Hallinger
Source:Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 30 Iss: 3
Author(s):Philip Hallinger
Keywords:Instructors, Leadership, Organizational change, Schools, USA
DOI:10.1108/09578239210014306 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Examines trends in the evolution of the principalship in the United States from the 1960s to the present. Analyses three roles that emerged during this period and that subsequently exerted influence on the principalship: the programme manager, instructional leader, and transformational leader. Assesses the evolution of these roles in administrative practice in the light of contextual changes, particularly developments in national and state education policy. Suggests possible directions for future developments in the educational leadership roles of principals in the United States.

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