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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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An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future

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School Principal

Dan C. Lortie

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the trends that may affect the work of future elementary school principals in the U.S. It discusses the changes that occurred between two studies in Chicago and Iowa and the national findings released in 1998. This chapter identifies the trends that could potentially affect the management of elementary schools in the future, which include differentiated programs, the expanded use of computers, and greater competition for students. It also considers high stakes and mandated testing and their potential effects on schools and principals.

Keywords:   elementary school principals, differentiated programs, computers, competition, mandated testing, management

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