Improvement-focused Principal Performance Management: Linking Principal Performance with Professional Development and Sustainable School Improvement
In the era of educational accountability, emphasis has been pay more attention on the policy of principal evaluation or performance management to enhance their professional leadership capabilities and performance of principals. In Taiwan, principal performance evaluation has been implemented since 1999. However, it is criticized for overemphasis on summative purpose, not on formative function. The study was aimed at constructing an improvement-focused principal performance system so as to link principal performance with professional development and sustainable school improvement function. First, the literature review was used to organize a feasible model for the principal performance management system to be tested. Following up by the mixed method, the researcher selected educational administrators and principals of elementary and junior high schools from 23 cities or counties to conduct the survey and interviews. The findings showed that principals really needed continuous professional supports in their career and agreed with the system constructed in the study that focus on keeping improvement. Based on the results, the study provided some suggestions for policy-makers and principals to formulate and implement the principal performance management system.
|關鍵詞||以改進為焦點、校長評鑑、專業發展、績效管理、improvement-focused、principal evaluation、professional development、performance management|