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The High School Principal as Supervisor of Instruction

by Stephen S. Colvin - 1923

In an article in The School Review for May, 1921, C. O. Davis reported an investigation made in regard to the distribution of time of the principals in secondary schools approved by the North Central Association.1 He found that on the average these principals spent about one-eighth of their total time in the supervision of instruction. In a more recent article in the same journal H. D. Fillers2 analyzes in great detail the duties of the high-school principal. A large number of these are purely clerical; only five relate to the supervision of instruction in any direct way. His duties in connection with extra-curricular activities outnumber those of supervision in a ratio of more than five to one. The encouraging fact is that the principal is giving some of his time to the problems of supervision; the discouraging fact is that this time is relatively and absolutely so little.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 24 Number 4, 1923, p. 320-325
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6043, Date Accessed: 1/16/2021 5:55:57 AM

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