The Man In The Principal's Office Chapter Summary

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As stated in week 1 narrative journal I chose the book study of, The Man in the Principal’s Office, by Wolcott Harry, a detailed study of an elementary school principal. Wolcott, describes in depth what a principal actual does rather than providing an account of what his role should be. The subject of the study is “Ed Bell”, a middle age male elementary school principal assigned to a suburban school in a middle class, a predominately white American community. The book is an in-depth case study, an ethnography of the life, work, philosophy and aspirations of one of thousands of elementary school principals throughout the country. The instructional leadership of this book highlights the central role of being a principal in a public school setting. In retrospect of the author view, there is a clear …show more content…
According to Creswell (2013) Research Design, qualitative research is an approach for exploring and understanding the meaning individual or group ascribe to a social or human problem. The process of research involves emerging questions and procedures., data typically collected in the participants setting, data analysis, inductively building from particulars to general themes, and the researcher making interpretations of the meaning of the data. (Creswell, 2013, p. 4) The organization and planning that was required to conduct the research in the book The Man in the Principal’s Office, by Wolcott Harry, was a data analysis approach of collected data.

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