ERIC Number: ED390144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Training of School Principals: Emerging Themes in England and Wales.
Professional development of senior staff in English and Welsh schools has traditionally involved universities and local education authorities (LEAs). This paper reviews the development of education-management courses--the client-professional relationship, the customer-provider relationship (or market-forces model), and the partnership relationship. It is argued that school-based management (SBM) can have the following unexpected consequences on educational management: lack of coherence, an emphasis on management training rather than on management development, and less effective use of delegated training resources. The paper describes two initiatives that indicate a shift away from market-force policies and examines changes to the 1995-96 Grants for Educational Support and Training (GEST) Program. The Headteachers' Leadership and Management Program (HEADLAMP) voucher initiative, which is administered through the Teacher Training Agency, is also described. The combination of intervention; delegated decision making at the school level; and fresh initiatives from providers in higher education, LEAs, and the private sector should help to create a positive dynamic tension that extends to the preparation of aspiring and new principals. One table is included. (Contains 14 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England; Wales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).