ERIC Number: ED454164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Profile of Principalship in Educational Institutions in Spain.
Palomares, Luis Batanaz; Castillo, Jose Luis Alvarez
This paper presents results from a research project on the professional profile of the educational principalship in Spain. The study defined the most relevant features related to professional activities, examined the opinions of teachers on what constitutes the principalship as a profession, and discussed the decision making process about aligning the job of principal to that of other professions. Surveys of 1,005 education professionals in the province of Cordoba examined the opinions of professionals with no experience as principals, professionals with experience as principals, and professionals with experience as guidance counselors, educational advisors, and educational inspectors. Results indicated that educators were moderately in favor of turning the principal position into a profession. People with experience in top positions favored turning the principal position into a profession, while those with no principal experience did not. People over 50 years of age had a more clear conception of the principalship than did the rest of the respondents. More males than females agreed with the idea of turning the principal position into a profession. The highest level of disagreement among professionals was about selection and access to the principalship. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport, Madrid (Spain).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain