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The Setting

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226493480
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226493503 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0002
The Setting

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This chapter explains the setting of the study of elementary school principals in the U.S. on which this volume is based. It discusses the historical setting and provides background information about the suburban schools studied. This information includes size, environmental turbulence and social composition of the schools. This chapter also mentions that the 1980s were relatively harder for principals in the suburban grade schools compared to with the explosive decades prior to the study.

Keywords: elementary school principals; suburban grade schools; social composition

Chapter.  4645 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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