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An Uncertain Future

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter analyzes the trends that may affect the work of future elementary school principals in the U.S. It discusses the changes that occurred between two studies in Chicago and Iowa and the ... More


Looking Up

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter examines the situation of elementary school principals in the U.S. as subordinate officials in a vertical system of authority. It reviews the public context of principals' work and the ... More


Complications and Complexities

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter examines the complications and problems in the work of elementary school principals in the U.S. It identifies the conditions that complicate the day, tasks that principals dislike, and ... More


Careers and Satisfaction

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

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 ... More


The Setting

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter explains the setting of the study of elementary school principals in the U.S. on which this volume is based. It discusses the historical setting and provides background information about ... More


The Early Career

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter describes the early career of elementary school principals in the U.S. during the 1980s. It mentions the fact that only teachers can become principals and examines the extent to which ... More


Reality and Response: A Managerial Subculture

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter investigates how the work of elementary school principals in the U.S. differs from the work of other managers. In comparison with other executives, elementary school principals have an ... More


On Being in Charge

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter examines the role of elementary school principals in the U.S. as bosses and the authority that principals exercise over others. It argues that the role of the principal vis-à-vis ... More


The Rewards

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter focuses on the rewards and other positive things involved in the work of elementary school principals in the U.S. It cites the result of a survey indicating that school administrators ... More


Introduction

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This introductory chapter discusses the contents of this volume which is about elementary school principals in suburban school districts in the U.S. The data used in this study are the result of ... More


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