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ERIC Number: EJ1017605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-10
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Micro-Political Analysis of the Principal Selection in a Taiwanese Elementary School
Chen, Hsin-Jen
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n21 p2007-2010 Nov 2013
This paper aims to investigate the micropolitical actions and strategies employed by the principal in the researched elementary school located in Northern Taiwan. Firstly, the author argues that the mechanism of the principal selection in Taiwan is the product of educational reform affected by policy borrowing. Secondly, drawing on ethnographic method the study illustrates the micropolitical dynamics of principal selection among the principal candidate, administrators and teachers. The research findings show that several micropolitical actions during the principal selection had been revealed, including the principal candidate seeking for internal teachers' support, political competition between the principal candidate and the director in charge of academic affairs, building up guanxi from parents in the local community, and Confucian campus ethics as a major factor influencing the consequence of the principal selection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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