ERIC Number: EJ1021164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
School Principals' Professional Development in the Framework of Sustainable Schools in Cyprus: A Matter of Refocusing
Zachariou, Aravella; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi; Manoli, Constantinos C.
Professional Development in Education, v39 n5 p712-731 2013
The current study scrutinises issues concerning school leaders' education and training on education for sustainable development (ESD). Particularly, it explores principals' self-reported competence for organising and implementing ESD in schools and their needs in education and training in order to effectively lead sustainable schools. Data were obtained from a nationwide survey in 150 primary schools in Cyprus during 2005-2007. The analysis revealed that school principals in Cyprus are poorly equipped for their new role as leaders of sustainable schools and agents of change, and focused on exploring suitable forms, content and approaches for their professional development on ESD. The outcomes are discussed in a national and international context since they have implications for ESD professional development programmes. Finally we discuss the need for upgrading principals' professional development programmes and ideas for further research in the field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Professional Development, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Competence, Self Efficacy, Leadership Qualities, National Surveys, Elementary Schools, Administrator Qualifications, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Administrator Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus