Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Divergent thinking exists among educators regarding the need for teaching experience or the amount of administrative training necessary at the elementary school level as a prerequisite for the elementary school principalship. Even among elementary school principals there is disagreement as to the importance placed on teaching experience or administrative training, as many principals feel on-the-job experience is the most significant factor in developing qualities of a successful administrator. This study examines the value of elementary principals place on teaching experience, on-the-job experience, and educational training.
Montoya, Richard L., "The Administrator's Perception of Educational Training, Teaching Experience and Administrative Experience and How it Relates to Success as an Elementary Principal in a Public School District" (1981). Student Work. 2555.