Leadership preparation in China: providers’ perspectives

Xue, Shan, Bush, Tony and Ng, Ashley Yoon Mooi (2020) Leadership preparation in China: providers’ perspectives. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 5 (4). ISSN 25647261

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In China, accreditation training programme has been a compulsory programme for all the aspiring and new principals, which is also a part of National Training Plan. Under such hierarchical system, leadership preparation in China is supported, implemented, evaluated, and also, constrained by different levels of administrative organisations and various professional providers. The purpose of the study was to understand the role definition and task allocation of different levels of administrations and providers, as well as how they work as a whole for leadership preparation. The study features a qualitative design that combined data from policy document analysis and semi-structured interviews of people who directly involved in this procedure. Data collected in qualitative strand were coded and analysed thematically through discourse analysis. We identified a completed, but disintegrated system for leadership preparation. The results provided important practice and policy implications. We suggest the collaboration and appropriate supervision among different providers and develop a systematic mechanism for principal preparation and development.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Leadership preparation; Accreditation process; District leadership; Collaboration; Systematic leadership
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of English
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2020.4.2
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 05:49
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 05:49
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/64360

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