The historical development of the certificatin of public school principals in the Commonwealth of Virginia
The development of the certification of public school principals in the Commonwealth of Virginia was investigated. Historical, legal, social, and political issues were considered.
A model of the development of certification was proposed as a result of the pattern of changes, revisions, recommendations, and projections. The model identifies Stage I as the development from 1927 to 1987, the Transition to Stage II as the influence of reform reports from 1983 to 1987, and 1988 as the beginning of Stage II.
A complete chronology of the development is included.