Review and Prospect on Preschool Principal Leadership in Taiwan in the Past Thirty Years (From 1988 to 2018): On Journals and Academic Papers
The purpose of this research is to understand the current situation concerning researches on preschool principal leadership, and examine the latest results. 215 papers, including journal papers, master theses, and doctoral dissertations relevant to the research topic were collected from 1988 to 2018. Content analysis was applied to further explore the research from the viewpoint of years, topics, subjects, approaches, methods, variables and results. The findings indicated that: (a) On studying research years, the variation in numbers matched the trends of international development and national policies, (b) Research topics were focused on operation, management and professional skills, which resulted in inadequate development of other topics, (c) Subjects varied on the nature of research, but on the whole emphasized on researches that included both private and public schools, (d) Research approaches tended to draw from a single paradigmatic proposition, and mixed researches were less seen, (e) Survey research and interviews were some of the most commonly applied methods, which led to obvious insufficiency in diversity, (f) The variables of leadership behavior is in the majority of research papers, and intervening variables and contextual variables were rare, (g) The application of leadership theory is in line with the development, and the results of early childhood learning and development are less common. Finally, some suggestions drawn from the research results were issued.
|關鍵詞||內容分析、幼兒園、園長領導、content analysis、preschool、principal leadership|