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ERIC Number: ED450489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 17
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The Effects of Pre-Service Training and Experience on Preparation for the Principalship in England.
Male, Trevor; Hvizdak, Marianne
This paper provides a synopsis of the findings of a national survey of headteachers conducted in 1999 by means of a self-completion postal questionnaire. The survey sought to establish the perceptions of English headteachers with regard to their state of readiness on taking up the role. Where respondents reported themselves as well prepared or extremely well prepared for aspects of their role, they were asked to attribute their perceived state of readiness to training, experience, or a combination of the two. In addition, respondents were asked to complete open-ended questions that asked them to identify activities and support that would help the induction of newly appointed headteachers working in the special-education sector. Analysis of all responses reveals that the majority of headteachers (57 percent) perceived themselves to be either well prepared or extremely well prepared. The influence of training was deemed to be minimal by respondents in all categories. Most surprising was that headteachers did not perceive themselves to be well prepared in applying law to specific situations. (Contains 7 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)