Masters Thesis

Effect of the ECE program upon elementary school principals: Fresno and Madera Counties, California.

The early concept of the school principal did not develop from this little red schoolhouse setting for there was little need for administration in the sense that we know it today. The local school board would hire one teacher who would usually have the responsibility for teaching grades one through eight. There was, therefore, no need to hire another person to be in charge of the school and the one teacher. The administrative functions associated with the school and teacher were left in the hands of the school board members.