Vice-principals' role and their relationship with principals are of paramount importance in shaping the effectiveness of school management, particularly after the implementation of school-based management (SBM) worldwide. This paper reports primarily on prior studies on the vice-principalship and suggests a framework to help explain the different working relationships between principals and vice-principals. The framework is a matrix based on three dimensions, namely status, roles and management tasks. The framework was then examined through an illustrative case study. What emerged was that the framework provides a powerful means to explain the different combinations of relationship between principals and vice-principals. Copyright © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
CitationWong, P.-M. (2009). A conceptual framework for understanding the working relationship between school principals and vice-principals. School Leadership & Management, 29(2), 157-179.
- School-based management
- School leadership