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ERIC Number: EJ801639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Inner Worlds and Outer Limits: The Formation of Beginning School Principals in Hong Kong
Cheung, Robin Man-biu; Walker, Allan
Journal of Educational Administration, v44 n4 p389-407 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to one's understanding of how beginning principals in Hong Kong exercise leadership by exploring the concurrent influence of their inner worlds and the external contexts on their leadership within a reforming environment. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a study of the work lives of beginning principals in Hong Kong, this paper discusses a number of findings which attest to the complexity of the role of principals in a reforming environment and how this is influenced by an amalgam of personal and other contextual factors. Findings: These include a set of categories and sub-categories which help to frame an understanding of the work lives of beginning principals, and a rough typology of beginning principals. Originality/value: The paper contains original data about secondary school beginning principals in Hong Kong, illustrating how their personal characteristics interact with other contextual features to shape their leadership. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong