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ERIC Number: EJ987480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Successful Secondary Principalship in Cyprus: What Have "Thucydides" and "Plato" Revealed to Us?
Pashiardis, Petros; Kafa, Antonios; Marmara, Christiana
International Journal of Educational Management, v26 n5 p480-493 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into successful secondary school principals in Cyprus, focusing on identifying their actions and behaviours through the adoption of a systemic view of the quality of leadership in school organizations from multiple stakeholders (i.e. self, parents, students and teachers). Design/methodology/approach: This article is the sequel to another paper on successful principalship which was written about successful primary school principals in Cyprus. A multi-case study methodology was followed where data were gathered from a wide range of school stakeholders such as the principal, teachers, students and parents employing a common, semi-structured interview protocol developed specifically for the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) which was translated into Greek and adopted to Cyprus' educational context. Findings: This paper argues that the principals exhibit behaviors and actions such as developing relationships, being committed, being visionary and promoting a collaborative learning environment which, in combination with their passion, devotion and commitment, lead to successful principalship. Originality/value: The paper offers insights into the implications for principals' training by informing policies for recruitment and retention leading to the designing of more effective leadership training programs. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus