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ERIC Number: EJ809173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Leadership of Vocational High School Principals in Curriculum Reform: A Case Study in Taiwan
Hsiao, Hsi-Chi; Chen, Mu-Nen; Yang, Hao-Sen
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n6 p669-686 Nov 2008
This research attempts to comprehend the traits and behaviors of vocational high school principals in implementing curriculum reform. In-depth interviews with experienced principals of three vocational high schools sought to identify the leadership roles and tasks that led to successful curriculum reform for vocational high school programs. Key interview findings are that curriculum leadership roles of vocational high school principals can be classified into advocate, navigator, coordinator, consolidator, mentor, caretaker, monitor, and feedback provider. The curriculum leadership tasks for principals can be categorized into shaping school vision, constructing organizational operation, providing and integrating resources, facilitating coordination and communication, leading curriculum design, cultivating curriculum specialization among staff, building organizational culture, solving implementation problems, conducting supervision, and promoting curriculum evaluation. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan