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    principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    Principal and headmaster which one is more popular ?
    Do they have the same meaning?

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    Re: principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    In Britain, schools normally have a headteacher and colleges a principal.

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    Re: principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In Britain, schools normally have a headteacher and colleges a principal.

    Great! Thanks alot.

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    Re: principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    Principal and headmaster which one is more popular ?
    Do they have the same meaning?
    In the US, elementary and high schools have principals while colleges and universities have presidents. Headmaster is not a common term in the US.

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    Re: principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    In Britain, schools normally have a headteacher and colleges a principal.
    In the US, elementary and high schools have principals while colleges and universities have presidents. Headmaster is not a common term in the US.

    That means:
    Headmaster is a common term in Britain.
    While principal is a common term in the US.
    Last edited by love-you-mom; 20-Mar-2013 at 05:25.

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    Re: principal and headmaster which one is more popular

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    That means:
    Headmaster is a common term for schools in Britain.
    No, it does not!

    'The headteacher' is a common term for the principals of schools in Britain, as is, simply, 'the head'.

    It may come as a surprise to people of certain cultures that roughly one third of British headteachers are female.

    In the past, headmaster and headmistress were used for male and female principals respectively.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Mar-2013 at 13:58.

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