Department chairs: School leadership's missing link

Director/PI: Professors Brian O. Brent, Karen DeAngelis, and Barbara Surash

This study strives to frame the skills that secondary school department chairs need to manage effectively their programs.

Related Projects: This project continues Brent's and DeAngelis' work examining the efficacy of pre-service school administrator training.

This study strives to frame the skills that secondary school department chairs need to manage effectively their programs. Using a survey of new state principals, the analysis should provide much-needed insights into the nature of the position (e.g., do chairs get course release) and principals' perceptions of the relative importance of a set of leadership skills, such as visioning, communication and resource management.

Tags: Brian Brent, educational leadership, educational policy, Karen DeAngelis