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principal

[prin′sipəl]
Etymology: L, principalis, first in rank
first in authority or importance.

principal

A fully qualified and registered general practitioner in the UK, who has a direct contract with a Health Authority to provide general medical services.

principal,

adj the leader; highest in rank; the source of authority.
principal in law of agency,
n the employer; the person who gives authority to an agent to act for him.
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The result of such structural reforms leads to deep changes in the principalship (Gronn, 2003).
Today, fewer teachers are aspiring to the principalship (Fenwick & Pierce, 2001; Moos, 1999; Rayfield & Diamantes, 2003).
It may be relevant to note here that, for many reasons, fewer and fewer educators are currently expressing great interest in pursuing the challenges of the principalship in the future, despite the fact that a national shortage of principals is already with us.
A previous principal had proved a strong mentor, encouraging her to apply for a principalship and inspiring Marie to adopt a team approach to leadership: 'you have got to work with people .
The issue concerning the diminution of African-American leadership in education is not simply relegated to the years immediately following the decision of Brown; even today's aspiring African American principals find themselves facing almost insurmountable odds in trying to attain a principalship (Brown, 2005; Tillman, 2003; Valverde, 2003), especially in predominately White schools.
Besides, says Seleznow, a former principal in Montgomery County, Maryland, "There's no experience that can totally prepare you for your first principalship.
The gap between expectations and realities has helped popularize many alternatives to how the principalship is designed, how individuals are prepared for the role, who is considered for vacancies, and how new information is brought to practice.
lt;/pre> <p>The ACS cases are keyed to multiple sets of school administrative leadership standards, including the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) standards (NPBEA, 1993) and the Texas Standards for the Principalship (Texas State Board for Educator Certification, 1997/2001).
Four years into this exciting missionary experience, I was requested to accept the principalship of Solusi College.
Applicants for principalship are required to demonstrate evidence of experience and understanding of these six dimensions.
I am very proud to have occupied this position and will always consider the term of my Principalship as one reflecting great honour to me from both a personal and professional career perspective.
Pawlick, speaking before the Daily News Invitational championship game at USC's Dedeaux Field, said he is finishing his doctorate degree and wants to further his career with either a college teaching position or a principalship.