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School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;


"Why do you want to be a principal, Dad?" asked my 10 year old the other day. "I know," he continued, "it's because you like kids and want to help people." I guess I really never answered him, and he left for some other interest, but that started me thinking as to the real reason I was entering the arena of administration. After being a junior high English and Special Education teacher for seventeen years, why would I want to change? True, there were days when the student behaviors overshadowed the satisfaction I received by trying to teach them communication skills and the enjoyment of good literature, but there were also days, at least as many, when I was thankful that I worked with the kids rather than the adults. So why put myself in a position where I was working more directly with the adults and more indirectly with the students?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker


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