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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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The Setting

The Setting

(p.7) 1 The Setting
School Principal

Dan C. Lortie

University of Chicago Press

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

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