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Careers and Satisfaction

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/9780226493503.003.0008
Careers and Satisfaction

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This chapter examines the careers and job satisfaction of elementary school principals in the U.S. It considers the issues of promotion, demotion and status stability and analyzes the interplay between objective events and how principals respond to them. This chapter highlights the discontent principals express toward their financial rewards and discusses a handful of special factors in school management that have effects on careers in elementary education.

Keywords: elementary school principals; careers; job satisfaction; promotion; demotion; status stability; financial rewards; school management; elementary education

Chapter.  7474 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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