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ERIC Number: EJ971900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Principal Professional Development in China: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies
Chu, Hongqi; Cravens, Xiu Chen
Peabody Journal of Education, v87 n2 p178-199 2012
This article examines the essential role of school principals in China's "Quality-Oriented Education" national reform movement. Keeping China's cultural and historical context in mind, and taking into consideration the impact of political and societal forces on the nation, we discuss the major challenges faced by Chinese schools, specifically the rising demand for a new generation of school leaders. To address this issue we conduct a critical review of the existing principal evaluation and training systems in China. From this data we then propose a framework of strategic directions for systemic professional development for school leaders. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China