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ERIC Number: ED453184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 12
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External Influences Impacting on Beginning Headteachers in England: Findings from the IBPS Project.
Male, Trevor
This study examined the impact of external influences on beginning headteachers in England. A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to 50 beginning headteachers who started their positions in September 2000. The research was part of a larger study on the experiences of beginning headteachers and principals in several countries. This paper focuses on how beginning teachers handled external influences and reviews sources of support beginning teachers considered helpful when dealing with the external influences. Analysis of data from 27 completed questionnaires indicated that the main external pressures resulted from actions of the central government (legislation, new curricula, and national improvement projects). The central administration and daily contact with parents also resulted in external pressure. Respondents felt they received the most support from the board of governors, fellow headteachers, and the central administration. Informal mentoring and colleagues were also considered good sources of support. However, professional associations were not perceived as providing as much support. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)