Assessing candidates for the post of principal of a school

Yu Kwong Paula KWAN

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Abstract

This paper examines the strategies used by recruiting bodies to assess potential candidates for the post of principal of a school. A quantitative methodology is used to identify what recruiters seek in applicants. The expectations that recruiters have when assessing applicants can be seen as a form of proxy for the elements they consider would constitute a successful principal. Data were collected from school supervisors who had served as selection panel members. An understanding of the selection criteria may also inform policy makers and practitioners and so improve the selection of the best potential candidates.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Kwan, P. (2010, October). Assessing candidates for the post of principal of a school. Paper presented at the World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA-2010), The American University, Cairo, Egypt.

Keywords

  • Principal selection
  • School leadership
  • Quantitative study