publication . Article . 2015

Informing principal policy reforms in South Africa through data-based evidence

Gabrielle Wills;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: South African Journal of Childhood Education, volume 5, page 28 (issn: 2223-7674, eissn: 2223-7682, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>In the past decade there has been a notable shift in South African education policy that raises the value of school leadership as a lever for learning improvements. Despite a growing discourse on school leadership, there has been a lack of empirical based evidence on principals to inform, validate or debate the efficacy of proposed policies in raising the calibre of school principals. Drawing on findings from a larger study to understand the labour market for school principals in South Africa, this paper highlights four overarching characteristics of this market with implications for informing principal policy reforms. The paper notes that improving the ...
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free text keywords: School principals, principal turnover, mobility, principal appointments, competency-based testing, performance management systems, Education policy, Performance management, Economics, Attrition, medicine.disease, medicine, Economic growth, Educational leadership, School principals, principal turnover, mobility, attrition, principal appointments, competency-based testing, performance management systems, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640
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publication . Article . 2015

Informing principal policy reforms in South Africa through data-based evidence

Gabrielle Wills;