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Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century


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Table of Contents

Terms and Abbreviations
Lists of Figures and Tables
I. Context of Research
Stephan Huber
1. School Leadership: Roles, Tasks, Competences, and Conceptions
2. Aim and Scope of this International Comparison
3. Methodology and Methods
II. Comparison and Discussion of Findings
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1. Provider: Monopoly or Market, Centralised or Decentralised
Planning and Implementation of Programs
2. Target Group, Timing, Nature of Participation, and Professional Validity:
Multiple Approaches
3. Aims: Different Goals, Orientations, and Conceptions
4. Contents: What Is Important?
5. Methods: Learning in Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, from Colleagues,
and in the Workplace
6. Pattern: One Size for All or Multi-Phase Designs and Modularisation
III. Conclusions and Outlook
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1. Current Trends from a Global Perspective
2. Evaluation, Best Practice, and Multi-Stage Adjustment of Aims in
School Leader Development
3. Recommendations for Designing and Conducting Training and
Development Programs
4. What Has to be Done by Research?
IV. Country Reports
Sweden: Split Responsibility between State and Municipalities
Stephan Huber and Olof Johansson
Denmark: No Need for Regulations and Standards?
Stephan Huber and Lejf Moos
England: Moving Quickly towards a Coherent Provision
Stephan Huber and Mel West
The Netherlands: Diversity and Choice
Stephan Huber and Jeroen Imants
France: Recruitment and Extensive Training in State Responsibility
Stephan Huber and Denis Meuret
Germany: Courses at the State-Run Teacher Training Institutes
Stephan Huber and Heinz Rosenbusch
Switzerland: Canton-Specific Qualification for
Newly Established Principalships
Stephan Huber and Anton Strittmatter
Austria: Mandatory Training according to State Guidelines
Stephan Huber and Michael Schratz
South Tyrol, Italy: Qualifying for 'Dirigente' at a
Government-Selected Private Provider
Stephan Huber and Michael Schratz
Singapore: Full-Time Preparation for Challenging Times
Stephan Huber and S. Gopinathan
Hong Kong: A Task-Oriented Short Course
Stephan Huber and Huen Yu
Australia/New Zealand
New South Wales, Australia: Development of and for a 'Learning Community'
Stephan Huber and Peter Cuttance
New Zealand: Variety and Competition
Stephan Huber and Jan Robertson
North America
Ontario, Canada: Qualifying School Leaders according to
Standards of the Profession
Stephan Huber and Kenneth Leithwood
Washington, New Jersey, California, USA: Extensive Qualification
Programs and a Long History of School Leader Preparation
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Washington: Working Together to Prepare Leaders
Stephan Huber and Kathy Kimball
New Jersey: A New Paradigm for Preparing School Leaders
Stephan Huber and Michael Chirichello
California: University- and State-Supported Professional Development
Stephan Huber and Janet Chrispeels
Short Summaries of Country Reports: A Juxtaposition
Summary of the Book
Information about Co-Authors
Appendix: Methodology and Methods

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