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Oplatka, Izhar – International Journal of Educational Management, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe the aims, rationale and design of a principal preparation programme that draws, partially, on career stage perspectives, and to provide an assessment report of it gleaned from two cohort groups of participants. Design/methodology/approach: The programme was evaluated using two modes of inquiry:…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Administrator Education, Program Evaluation
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Oplatka, Izhar – School Leadership and Management, 2005
Based on life story interviews with five women teachers, the current paper provides insight into the relationship between externally mandated change and teachers' self-renewal, as well as into the context facilitating this kind of association. Interestingly, the decision of the Ministry of Education to modify the teachers' area of teaching was…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Oplatka, Izhar – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2005
Teachers' career transitions and their positive as well as negative outcomes were left relatively untouched in the literature and research on education. In an effort to fill in gaps in knowledge, this paper reports the findings of a life story study that explored inter-school transitions during the career cycle of mid-career women teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Females, Career Development