principal and headmaster which one is more popular

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

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

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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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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.
 
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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.

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