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ERIC Number: EJ820386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Charting an Arid Landscape: The Preparation of Novice Primary Principals in Western Australia
Wildy, Helen; Clarke, Simon
School Leadership & Management, v28 n5 p469-487 Nov 2008
This paper examines the complex matter of initial principal preparation in a context where traditionally beginning principals have learned their role from experience, on the job. Using data from both novice and experienced primary principals it was found that while what was needed in the job was agreed upon--how to deal with place, with people, with the system and with the sense of self--there was little understanding of what would constitute an appropriate or suitable way of learning the skills or mastering the knowledge to be able to meet these challenges as effectively as possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia