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


What is the true role of the principal? The principal has to be a reflective leader of learning, a leader of educational change, a leader for the improvement of learning for both students and adults, and the leader of service. The principal is the main educational leader of the learning community. As Wilmore (2002) states, "The primary emphasis has shifted from one in which the principal truly was a master teacher, a recognized leader in instruction, to one in which the principal is a manager of the school facility." Wilmore continues, "The role of the principal has transitioned again, from school manager to the school catalyst for success for all stakeholders." Clearly the role of the principal is continually changing. However, there has always been one constant: educational leadership.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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David K. Else


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