A review of three decades of empirical studies on principal time allocation at work: From the perspective of methodological features

Lijuan Joanna LI

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Abstract

The allocation of school principals' time at work is more than a matter-of-fact issue of principal work efficiency and time management. It reflects the distribution of principals' attention to their responsibilities, thereby greatly affecting school management and improvement. The body of preexisting literature maintains that, "the allocation of greater attention by principals to certain task domains may offer greater leverage for school improvement than others" (as cited from Lee & Hallinger, 2011, p. 1; Hallinger & Heck, 1996; Leithwood, Louis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004). Therefore, principal time use is a terrain worthy continuous and in-depth exploration. Copyright © 2014 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-28
JournalThe International Journal of Comparative Education and Development
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Li, L. (2014). A review of three decades of empirical studies on principal time allocation at work: From the perspective of methodological features. The International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 16(2), 16-28.

Keywords

  • Principal
  • Time allocation
  • Methodological varieties
  • Work activities
  • Synthesis

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