ERIC Number: ED367050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-4
Reference Count: N/A
Principal Professional Development: Task Force Report.
This document recommends a view of principal leadership for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta (Australia). It recommends a shift in the culture of principal-professional development from a system-driven, input model to an individualized approach founded on collaborative, experience-based, critical reflection. A survey of the 74 principals in the diocese, conducted by the Principal Professional Development Task Force, elicited a 64 percent response rate. Findings indicate that the principals are experienced, highly qualified, and participate regularly in various kinds of professional development. It is suggested that the administration acknowledge the importance of experience in professional development, structure professional-development programs in longer blocks of time, and be sensitive to individual differences. Criteria for principal selection are also outlined. Sixteen tables and a copy of the survey are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Diocese of Parramatta, New South Wales (Australia). Catholic Education Office.