Principals in Succession: Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration
Part of the Studies in Educational Leadership book series (SIEL, volume 13)


“Succession ” is the process in any organization that marks the departure of one administrative leader and the entry of his or her successor. As part of this process, transfer and rotation procedures refer to any official policy or institutional mechanism for regulating leadership succession. In the field of educational administration, planned or incidental succession of principals or vice-principals generally relies on experiential and anecdotal evidence. Through the pages of this volume the following question is repeatedly engaged in a variety of ways, “What current policies, procedures and practices for principal or vice-principal succession in schools and school districts are considered to be successful?”

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationSt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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