Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


The scope of the responsibilities of the elementary principalship varies from school district to school district because of the practices at work in those districts. For this reason a study of the elementary principalship is timely. This paper will treat of only a few aspects of the elementary principalship. First, it will deal w.ith the position of the elementary principal as an educational leader. Oftlen, it will trace the development or the principalship and its supervisory function. Since .maintaining adequate interpersonal relations between staff is very important in the supervisory relationship, the characteristics needed for maintenance of this relationship will be discussed also. The second part, of the paper w.i.11 presem a review of the studies of supervisory activities, techniques of supervision, and methods of evaluating supervision. Finally, the conclusions and outgrowths of this study will appear in the summary.