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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Barry Llewellynen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-08T16:43:04Z
dc.date.available2007-08-29T15:34:33Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRoberts, B. L. (2007). The Useful Elements of Pre-principalship Preparation (Thesis, Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2358en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2358
dc.description.abstractAbstract The importance of the role of the principal in good schools is acknowledged by many sources. The preparation of new principals is therefore an important factor in ensuring children are educated in good schools. New Zealand does not have a formal system of principal preparation. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of pre-principalship preparation with the aim of discovering those activities and developments that were useful in assisting teachers to make the transition to successful principalship. The research question addressed in this study is,; What are the elements of pre-principalship preparation that are most useful for potential and aspiring principals in furthering their career aims? Using qualitative methodology, a group of people who had attended the Aspiring and Potential Principals' Pilot run by the School of Education at the University of Waikato, were questioned using semi structured interviews about their experiences. Five of the six were holding principal positions, the sixth was in a deputy principal's position and had some relieving principal experience. The results the research generated indicated that while there were varying needs for potential principals because of their varied backgrounds, there were six useful experiences for all identified. These included, attendance at some form of targeted principal preparation programme, a background of ongoing professional learning, developing networks, developing successful mentoring, experience of models of principalship and support of 'family'. Different people had different levels of benefit from these experiences but they were common to all. It is hoped that this research will give assistance to guiding professional development for the potential and aspiring principals of tomorrow.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectmentoringen_NZ
dc.subjectmodellingen_NZ
dc.subjectnetworkingen_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional learningen_NZ
dc.titleThe Useful Elements of Pre-principalship Preparationen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-05-08T16:43:04Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2007-08-29T15:34:33Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070508.164304en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:29:28Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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