Preparing new principals in South Africa : the ACE : school leadership programme
Bush, Tony, 1943-, Kiggundu, Edith and Moorosi, P.. (2011) Preparing new principals in South Africa : the ACE : school leadership programme. South African Journal of Education, Vol.31 (No.1). pp. 31-43. ISSN 0256-0100Full text not available from this repository.
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There is increasing recognition that effective leadership and management are vital if schools are to be successful in providing good learning opportunities for students, and emerging evidence that high quality leadership makes a significant difference to school improvement and learning outcomes. However, in many countries, including South Africa, a teaching qualification and teaching experience are the only requirements for school principals. In the 21st century, there is a growing realisation that headship is a specialist occupation that requires specific preparation. In 2007, the former South African Department of Education introduced a new threshold qualification for aspiring school principals as part of its wider strategy to improve educational standards. The course, badged as an Advanced Certificatein Education: School Leadership (ACE), was piloted in six provinces from 2007-2009. This paper reports the main findings from the evaluation of the pilot ACE programme and links them to the South African and international literature on leadership development.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Educational leadership -- South Africa, Educational leadership -- Study and teaching -- South Africa, School principals -- South Africa, School principals -- Training of -- South Africa|
|Journal or Publication Title:||South African Journal of Education|
|Publisher:||Foundation for Education Science and Technology|
|Page Range:||pp. 31-43|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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