Are we looking through the same lens? Principal recruitment and selection
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AbstractThis article reports a study designed to identify the factors that both hiring bodies and applicants believe are most important when making decisions about principal selection, appointment and acceptance. Based on a quantitative study involving the four main groups of players in the principal selection process, we confirmed a four-factor structure. In order of importance the four factors were, Generic Managerial Skills, Communication and Presentation Skills, Experience and Credence, and Religious Affiliation and External Connection. The fourth factor is rarely mentioned in the literature. The findings indicate a shift in the role expectation of principals from educational leaders to administrative managers. Findings also challenge the use of interviews as the sole principal selection mechanism. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListKwan P., Walker A.
Journal nameInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume Number48
Issue Number1
PublisherPergamon Press Ltd.
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages51 - 61
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsHong Kong, Interviews, Principal applicants, Principal selection, Principals

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