ERIC Number: ED209180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Selection and Training of Headteachers in Sweden.
Esp, D. G.
Observations of the Swedish program for training headteachers were made during a three-week visit in 1980. About 600 school leaders a year have been trained in the compulsory program since 1976. The National Board of Education, the central administrative board under the Ministry of Education, is responsible for the school leader education program and for its budget. Recruitment of headmasters is difficult, partly because the job is complex and involves pressures from different groups. In selecting headmasters, emphasis is placed on teaching experience. Responsibility for appointing headmasters rests with teams composed of inspectors of county school boards, local chief education officers, other headmasters, and teachers. Teamwork is the hallmark of the training, and the starting point of the program is an analysis of actual school problems and of action programs to solve these problems. The course is designed to provide an opportunity to gain experience in implementing and developing programs. The training program consists of residential course periods, home periods, and practical, society-oriented periods. Participants are encouraged to consider the working process in their school and their role within it as school leader. The training courses are provided by eight regional teams composed of acting headmasters and county inspectors or educational psychologists. A comprehensive description is given in this report of a typical course run by one team, and an overview and evaluation is given of the activities of three other teams. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Design, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Government Role, National Programs, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden