As possibilidades e os limites do trabalho do diretor em uma escola estadual do ensino médio
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The present study considers the possibilities and the limits of a school Principal s work in a daily routine of a state high school. By identifing the dificulties found by school Principal attemps to the abilities that should be improved to face them, once the school main objetive is the student s development as a person and his preparation to a qualified work as a citizen. A case study was undertaken in a state high school in a countryside town of São Paulo state. Among the Principal s work possibilities stand out the availability of teachers who are officially hired full time job in the school; the acess and the proximity the Region Educational Direction; the school area. The limits stand out the lack of the school historical contest valorization; the presence of bureaucratic structure, the relation with the system that imposes some determinations without considering peculiarities, the absence of a pedagogic proposal and the violence. The school Principal should improve abilities of working with a group participation, to assign tasks, to be creative, dynamic and able to searche for alternatives to the reality he works with; to think about his actions in order to achieve coherence between practice and theory.