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Professional Preparation and Development of
School Leaders in Australia and the USA


Zhixin Su
California State University Northridge, USA
zsu@csun.edu
David Gamage
University of Newcastle, Australia
Elliot Mininberg
California State University, Northridge, USA
 

 

 

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Abstract

Research studies on the demographic characteristics and professional development of educators have focused more on teachers than on school administrators. Little information is available about the profiles and preparation of school leaders to meet the new challenges in the twenty-first century schools. Key researchers at the IPDA shared their findings from the United States-China comparative study of school principals at international conferences and began to work with educational scholars in Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Norway to replicate the principal study in their regions in order to shed new lights on the profiles and preparation of school leaders in a multi-national context. Findings reported in this paper, represents the collaborative efforts between Australian and American scholars.

Professional Preparation, Development of
School Leaders, Australia, United States, comparative study

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 Su, Z., Gamage, D. and Mininberg, E. (2003) Professional Preparation and Development of
School Leaders in Australia and the USA.
International Education Journal, 4 (1), 42-59.
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