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Elementary School Administrator and Supervision


reviewed by Arthur W. Foshay - 1951

coverTitle: Elementary School Administrator and Supervision
Author(s): Willard S. Elsbree
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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THE elementary school principal has for years occupied one of the most satisfying postions in the educational scene1. Working with a school unit which has not generally succumbed to the lure of sheer size, he has been in a position to develop, with a professional team, a school program which is internally consistent. Of course such programs are seldom achieved as they might be. The difficulty is, in part, that educational leaders have tended to emphasize ends without enough attention to the means. Descriptions of what the elementary principal actually does have generally tended to offer a series of modified business procedures; the field has suffered more than most from what can only be called gadgeteering. What was needed was a description of the activities and responsibilities of the principal which were plainly related to comprehensive and comprehensible educational theory. It has simply not been helpful to stress in Chapter 1... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 2, 1951, p. 101-101
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5027, Date Accessed: 11/14/2019 4:30:05 AM

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