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ERIC Number: EJ969781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Novice Head Teachers in Scotland: Competing Expectations
Crawford, Megan
School Leadership & Management, v32 n3 p279-290 2012
This article examines how novice principals reflect on the adequacy or otherwise of their preparation. It looks at data drawn from the International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP), and in particular a questionnaire of principals up to three years in post, in Scotland. The principals find much about their preparation has helped them gain confidence as a novice principal, but were unprepared for the isolation of being a principal. The article also draws on previous research to ask whether aspects of preparation can never really prepare principals for the reality of school life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)