A Study on the Professional Development of Principals in Elementary and Junior High Schools in a Changing Society: The Case of Nantou County Principal Professional Development Advisory Team
The purpose of this study is to explore the professional development of principals in elementary and junior high schools in a changing society, using Nantou County principal professional development advisory team as an example. After a review of relevant theories, this study designed a questionnaire for the professional development of principals in elementary and junior high schools in a changing society and used it to survey 170 current and retired principals in Nantou County in order to understand the motivation, curriculum needs, difficulties, ways to participate in the professional development of elementary and junior high school principals, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the professional development advisory team for principals in Nantou County. The data were collected and processed by frequency distribution, percentage, χ2 test, t test, and three-way ANOVA. The following is a summary of the results of the study. The needs of school development and the attraction of the curriculum are found to be the main motivations for principals to participate in professional development. The problem-based workshops held during office hours from Monday to Friday by National Academy for Educational Research are the preferred professional development approach for principals. The greatest difficulty in participating in professional development for principals is school’s busy schedule. Nantou County principal professional development advisory team has been implemented effectively and has been positively recognized by participating principals. Finally, some suggestions are put forward to the educational administration and the principals of elementary and junior high schools in the hope of contributing to the design and implementation of the professional development system for principals of elementary and junior high schools.
|關鍵詞||成長工作坊、校長專業發展、校長專業發展輔導團、實施成效、growth workshop、professional development system for principals、principal professional development advisory team、implement effectiveness|