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Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century
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Table of Contents

Abstract
Preface
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
Stephan Huber
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
Europe
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
Asia
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
Stephan Huber
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
References
Index

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