ERIC Number: ED317503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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Recruitment, Selection, and Training of School Leaders in The Netherlands.
In The Netherlands, school leaders are recruited from the ranks of teachers. More than half of the principals in primary and secondary schools are promoted from within the organization. A minority of schools have written policies or explicitly stated procedures for identifying and selecting principals. One-fourth of the newly appointed principals are appointed by closed or informal recruitment procedures. In most appointment procedures the roles of the selectors have not been prescribed in advance. Women are underrepresented in principalships. In primary education about 10 percent of principals are women, and in general secondary education, 2 percent. The professional development of those wishing to become school leaders is ad hoc as no formal certification is required. The mainstream of management programs for principalship are carried out in inservice programs (with non award-bearing certificates). Three programs are briefly described. The paper ends with a short description of the participative structure of Dutch schools. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Report prepared for Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao/Basque Government, Vitoria-Gasteiz.