Investigation and Reflection on Kindergarten Principals Professional Competencies in the New Era
Promoting the professional quality of the kindergarten principals is the key to run a kinder- garten. Based on core dimensions of the ^Professional Standards for Kindergarten Principals” of four coun- tries ，the study investigated the problems and influential factors of the current professional quality of the principals. The result showed that the qualiications of the principals are generally low， andmore than half of the principals have taken up posts without a certiiicate， and nearly one third of them have no back- ground in pre-school education. Although they can do better on the management of the kindergarten， they are weaker in terms of strategic leadership and are least contident in their teaching competencies. In addi- tion， the evaluation of their professional quality by rural principals is generally lower than that of the ur- ban principals. The principals' professional development， qualifications， workplace training， payment， and perception of social status can significantly affect their professional quality. We should focus on the key problems and inlluencing factors that exist， and strive to explore an effective path for the construction of high-quality professional kindergarten teachers.
|關鍵詞||幼儿园园长、专业素养、专业标准、园长队伍建设、kindergarten principal、professional competencies、professional standards、construction of kindergarten principal team、CSSCI|