A descriptive study of the role of the high school assistant principal in the state of Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Sharp, William L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grate, Sherry L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:26:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:26:06Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2005 .G73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/176454
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the role of high school assistant principals in Indiana. In this descriptive study, the researcher examined (a) the job responsibilities and duties of the high school assistant principal, (b) the degree of involvement in the job responsibilities and duties of the high school assistant principal, (c) the degree of job satisfaction for areas of administrative responsibilities, and (d) the areas of responsibility that high school assistant principals were provided the most and least training to prepare them for the principalship.The study was limited to the population of high school assistant principals in Indiana public schools. Out of 492 high school assistant principals, 271 responded to a paper or on-line version of the survey instrument used in this study. The survey instrument included 141 forced responses divided into four sections: Duties and Responsibilities, Job Satisfaction, Preparation, and Demographics.Of the six administrative areas in this study, high school assistant principals reported having a greater level of responsibility for duties in the area of school management and the lowest level of responsibility in the area of community relations. In terms of job satisfaction, assistant principals reported being most satisfied with the performance of duties related to student activities and least satisfied with duties related to curriculum and instruction. Assistant principals reported being the most prepared to perform duties related to student activities and least prepared for those duties related to curriculum and instruction. The demographics gathered from the study revealed that most high school assistant principals in Indiana were male, white, married, served over five years in this position and in the next three to five years plan to remain in their current position.Conclusions and recommendations of this study focused on developing a consistent definition of the role of the assistant principal in Indiana. In addition, if assistant principals are content in making this a career-oriented position, then state officials, universities, and school districts, must collaborate to provide a system of training and development of well-rounded knowledgeable leaders for the future of our high schools in Indiana. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent ix, 169 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Assistant school principals -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school principals -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title A descriptive study of the role of the high school assistant principal in the state of Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1338872 en_US


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