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Emerging issues in formalising principal preparation in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Cardno, Carol
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-03T22:15:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-03T22:15:40Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.issn 1929-5499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1940
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://iejll.synergiesprairies.ca/iejll/index.php/iejll/article/view/419/81 en_NZ
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en_NZ
dc.subject Principalship en_NZ
dc.subject Pre-employment preparation en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Policy borrowing en_NZ
dc.title Emerging issues in formalising principal preparation in New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Cardno, 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.ca en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 7 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ


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