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A Descriptive Study on the Challenges faced by a School Principals

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, College of H. Sc., MPUAT, Udaipur, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, DU, Delhi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 39-40, May,14 (2013)


The present study aimed to explore the kind of challenges a principal faces and how she goes about meeting them. To understand the challenges of leadership in different schools, three types of schools were selected. The sample comprised five schools out of which two were government, two were private and one was an aided school. The total numbers of principals interviewed were five. An interview schedules was formulated and used for interviewing principal. Various issues like qualities of a principal, kind of challenges a principal faces, strategies a principal uses to resolve problems, administration, the balancing act etc were investigated.


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