Training preparation and the professional development of principals in Henan Province, China: formal and informal learning

Jiang, Na and Sumintono, Bambang and Perera, Corinne Jacqueline and Harris, Alma and Jones, Michelle S. (2018) Training preparation and the professional development of principals in Henan Province, China: formal and informal learning. Asia Pacific Education Review, 19 (1). pp. 41-51. ISSN 1598-1037

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-017-9513-6

Abstract

Principal preparation and training is generally viewed as an important contributor to school and system improvement. While the international evidence based on leadership and leadership development is extensive, contemporary accounts of principal preparation in a number of Asian countries are not widespread. This article outlines the findings from a small-scale, exploratory investigation of principal preparation and training in one province in China. Open-ended questionnaire and interview data were collected from a sample of secondary school principals in Henan Province in China, as part of a larger comparative study. The findings show that while principals in this province appreciate their formal training, they also seek out other sources of informal preparation to assist them in their fulfilling their many obligations and responsibilities. The data also highlight that many principals in China are finding the demands of their formal leadership role very challenging, particularly in delivering, contemporary reforms such as the new curriculum. The article concludes by proposing that for principals in China, there are some contradictions and tensions associated with the current demands of this leadership role.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership preparation; Principal effectiveness; Principal training; School improvement; Secondary schools
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 01:13
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 01:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21738

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