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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 Early Career

The Early Career

(p.21) 2 The Early Career
School Principal

Dan C. Lortie

University of Chicago Press

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

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