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ERIC Number: EJ1129149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Professional Standards and Performance Evaluation for Principals in China: A Policy Analysis of the Development of Principal Standards
Liu, Shujie; Xu, Xianxuan; Grant, Leslie; Strong, James; Fang, Zheng
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v45 n2 p238-259 Mar 2017
This article presents the results of an interpretive policy analysis of China's Ministry of Education Standards (2013) for the professional practice of principals. In addition to revealing the evolution of the evaluation of principals in China and the processes by which this policy is formulated, a comparative analysis was conducted to compare it with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Standards 2008 (ISLLC 2008). The analysis was conducted on the specific standards and indicators across the two documents. The results indicate the presence of both significant similarities and differences in performance expectations for principals: differences are explained by the cultural and national contexts within which school leaders work in both countries. In February 2013 the Ministry of Education in China issued for the first time the national Professional Standards for Compulsory Education School Principals, which provide the specific expectations of quality school leadership. The unprecedented interest in international benchmarking of student academic performance has led to the belief that there are common elements in education policy and school leadership practices. It is hoped that this research sheds new light onto the current thinking on the expectations and evaluation of principal leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States
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