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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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Careers and Satisfaction

Careers and Satisfaction

(p.145) 7 Careers and Satisfaction
School Principal

Dan C. Lortie

University of Chicago Press

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

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