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Master of Science (MS)


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


John C. Carlisle


The aim of this study is to record the status of the elementary school principalship in the State of Utah during the 1951-1952 school year. The problem arose from a situation in which the writer, as President of the Utah Elementary School Principal's Association, was continually asked questions pertaining to the status of this group, and because there was a scarcity of current information available upon which to base reliable answers to these requests. This situation led to the formulation of the study herein presented--a survey of conditions as they existed in Utah during the 1951-1952 school year. It should reveal conditions as they were, and serve as a basis for their improvement by the elementary principals of Utah. It should also be helpful to the institutions in the state engaged in training administrators for this position.