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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A15.Percentage of public and private school principals by sex, by prior experience in 
           teaching and other specified education roles:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                                                                          Sex
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                                                  All                                 Male                                Female
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Experience area                            1987-88   1990-91   1993-94         1987-88   1990-91   1993-94         1987-88   1990-91   1993-94
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PUBLIC
     Teacher                                  98.9      98.7      98.8            98.9      98.6      98.6            98.7      99.0      99.0
     Department head                          24.4      24.6      19.6            21.0      22.6      20.4            34.5      29.3      18.0
     Curriculum specialist or coordinator     (a)       (a)       17.4            (a)       (a)       10.8            (a)       (a)       29.8
     Assistant principal or program
     director                                 49.7      51.0      54.1            50.1      52.7      53.9            48.8      47.0      54.6
     Guidance counselor                       10.1       9.2       7.6            10.5       9.7       7.5             8.9       7.9       7.8
     Library media specialist/librarian       (a)       (a)        1.4            (a)       (a)        0.7            (a)       (a)        2.6
     Athletic coach                           29.8      28.7      26.6            38.1      39.1      37.7             4.4       4.4       5.6
     Student club sponsor                     25.3      26.3      27.9            27.9      29.3      30.2            17.5      19.4      23.5
     Other                                    (a)       24.5      21.4            (a)       20.2      18.8            (a)       34.5      26.4
PRIVATE
     Teacher                                  89.0      87.0      87.8            81.5      79.7      84.6            95.8      94.0      90.6
     Department head                          28.3      28.2      18.7            24.7      25.2      19.6            31.6      31.1      18.0
     Curriculum specialist or coordinator     (a)       (a)       13.2            (a)       (a)       10.4            (a)       (a)       15.7
     Assistant principal or program
     director                                 31.4      33.0      29.0            32.4      34.2      32.4            30.4      31.7      26.1
     Guidance counselor                        7.7       8.3       6.3            11.3      11.0       8.1             4.4       5.8       4.8
     Library media specialist/librarian       (a)       (a)        1.2            (a)       (a)        0.5            (a)       (a)        1.8
     Athletic coach                           16.3      16.7      15.6            29.8      29.3      28.6             4.0       4.6       4.3
     Student club sponsor                     20.5      21.4      17.3            18.7      21.2      19.1            20.5      21.6      15.7
     Other                                    (a)       17.4      19.1            (a)       16.0      18.2            (a)       18.8      19.9
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(a) Item not included on SASS instrument that year.
NOTE:  Multiple responses are possible because most principals have more than one prior experience.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and 
Staffing Survey: 1987-88 (School Administrator Questionnaire),1990-91 (Public and Private School
Administrator Questionnaires), and 1993-94 (Public and Private School Principal Questionnaires).


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