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School Principal: Managing in Public

Dan C. Lortie


When we think about school principals, most of us imagine a figure of vague, yet intimidating authority—for an elementary school student, being sent to the principal's office is roughly on par with a trip to Orwell's Room 101. But this book aims to change that. The book offers an intensive and detailed look at principals, painting a portrait of what they do, how they do it, and why. It begins with a brief history of the job before turning to the daily work of a principal. These men and women, the book finds, stand at the center of a constellation of competing interests around and within the sc ... More

Keywords: school principals, competing interests, school district officials, teachers, parents, students, women, education, testing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226493480
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan C. Lortie, author