The Analysis on Principal Open Recruitment System in Korea
How school principals are recruited in Korea? There are mainly two ways. One is the promoted system for teachers based on their service years and the other is open recruitments. The former is that teachers are promoted as principals due to their teaching years. As a result of this, on average principals in Korea are older than their counterparts in any other OECD countries. Because of rigidity of this traditional way for recruiting principals, a innovative way as open recruitments began in place since 2007, and this led to the result that persons without teacher certificates have gotten the opportunity for becoming school principals for the first time in history in Korea. In 2018 1, 859 of 11,636 principals as about 16 % were from the open recruitment channel. The purpose of this article is to examine the traditional and innovative ways for recruitment of school principals in Korea, compare advantages and disadvantages of the above two systems, and provide suggestions as a reference for policy making concerned with principal recruitment.
|關鍵詞||中小學校長公開招募制、韓國、principal open recruitment system、Korea|