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Dan C. Lortie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226493480

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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School Principal
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Dan C. Lortie

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the contents of this volume which is about elementary school principals in suburban school districts in the U.S. The data used in this study are the result of face-to-face interviews with principals in the Chicago, Illinois area conducted in 1980 and a telephone follow-up in 1988. The specific topics explored in this volume include the authority system in which elementary principals occupy both subordinate and superordinate statuses, the positive and negative sentiments of principals about their work, and changes in the profession that may affect the future work of elementary school principals.

Keywords:   elementary school principals, suburban school districts, authority system, superordinate status

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