ERIC Number: EJ1084410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Different Approaches to the Professional Development of Principals: A Comparative Study of New Zealand and Singapore
Retna, Kala S.
School Leadership & Management, v35 n5 p524-543 2015
One of the key factors that contribute to effective management of schools is the professional development of principals. The role of the principal has become more complex with the dynamic and constant reforms in the educational environment. The present study focuses on the professional development of principals in New Zealand and Singapore. The identified categories for comparison include similarities in knowledge on leadership, models and skills that are important for aspiring principals. Differences include the selection process, programme design, modes of learning, futuristic projects and visits to other institutions. The study contributes to our understanding of key dynamics in the professional development of aspiring principals by identifying categories for comparison and discussing their relevance for analysing similarities and differences between these. The study also points to relevant interactions between professional development and the local environment.
Descriptors: School Administration, Educational Change, Principals, Faculty Development, Program Design, Administrator Role, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Management Systems, Coaching (Performance), Peer Relationship, Meetings, Information Technology, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Singapore