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dc.contributor.authorCardno, Carol
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a background to the New Zealand context, in which pre-employment preparation for the principalship is being shaped, by drawing on international literature and policy responses that identify challenges likely to attend future policy development. It reports a small study conducted to examine the perceptions of practising and potential principals regarding issues related to the formalising of pre-employment preparation. The study found that whilst participants (primary and secondary principals and deputy principals) agree there is concern about the adequacy of preparation and are in favour of some form of compulsory preparation they do not favour restricted entry to the profession based on assessment of potential. Lessons from abroad and close to home in the form of recent recommendations from Education Review Office research indicate that establishment of a regulated environment may well be inevitable. The major issue identified for the profession, the employing boards and for government is formulated as a strategic dilemma that questions whether adequate and compulsory provision can be provided without avoiding a central regulatory feature: selecting candidates for the role. This dilemma demands a strategic consideration of the issues of policy borrowing and the nature of mandated pre-employment preparation for future New Zealand principals.en_NZ
dc.publisherInternational Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learningen_NZ
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.en_NZ
dc.subjectPre-employment preparationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectPolicy borrowingen_NZ
dc.titleEmerging issues in formalising principal preparation in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderInternational Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learningen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educatorsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCardno, C. (2003). Emerging issues in formalising principal preparation in New Zealand. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 7(17). Available from http://iejll.synergiesprairies.caen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleInternational Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learningen_NZ

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