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The Early Career

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/9780226493503.003.0003
The Early Career

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This chapter describes the early career of elementary school principals in the U.S. during the 1980s. It mentions the fact that only teachers can become principals and examines the extent to which principals reflect the social composition of the teaching force. This chapter also discusses the career steps involved in becoming a suburban elementary school principal and how individuals are selected for the position.

Keywords: elementary school principals; teachers; career steps; social composition

Chapter.  7417 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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