The Work Assistant Principals Do Not Be Long And Required On Site Mentoring And Ongoing Professional Development

1393 Words Jun 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
Jcourse work assistant principals participate in involves the principalship and its duties, with little focus on the actual role of the assistant principal. One specific area assistant principals need professional development is in decision-making.
In his study, Lattuca (2012), found that many programs do not appropriately train individuals for the realities of the administrative role. A similar study from Christie et al. (2009) finds that administrator training should be life-long and require on site mentoring and ongoing professional development. Lattuca (2012) himself states that his preparation program was excellent with the theoretical aspect of administration, but lacked an entry into the role. This type of training would have included “task learning, socialization, and the general social reality of what assistant principals do and experience on a daily basis” (p.152). He concluded that a more complete social component to his preparation, with reality or scenario based understanding of the social aspects of the role would have made the transition more bearable. This researcher would argue that not only would such a preparation program make the transition more bearable, but also more successful.
Olson (2000) finds that researchers agree that assistant principals are not properly prepared for the principalship and that training that is specific to the role of the assistant principal is also lacking. In their 2012 study, The Job Realities of Beginning and…

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