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When I started my educational administrative program I had very little knowledge of all the characteristics an administrator needs to be effective. My basic beliefs stemmed from when I was an elementary pupil. These beliefs could have been summed up into three basic areas: 1. Discipline students: I thought that every principal had a list of "things" to do to students when the student was sent to the office. These "things" were designed to make the student afraid to go back to the office, which would change the behavior of the student. 2. Pay teachers: this was why the teachers liked the principal so well. 3. Be friendly: the principal had to be friendly and get along with parents, regardless where the principal saw them.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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James L. Doud


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