Principal leadership, national responsibilities and successful school outcomes
2009 (English)In: International Studies in Educational Administration, ISSN 1324-1702, Vol. 37, no 3, 37-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study builds on research undertaken for the Swedish research project "Structure, Culture, Leadership - prerequisites for successful schools?" As mandated by the national curriculum, the criteria of a successful school are that it produces good academic and social outcomes. Twenty-four secondary schools were chosen. Five were identified as successful (strong academic, strong social). The purpose here is to draw a link between a) school success in terms of both outcomes and b) the degree to which the school principal adheres to goals set out in the curriculum. In response to a questionnaire, teachers in the twenty-four schools assessed to what extent their principals fulfil national responsibilities. The conclusion drawn is that the principals in the five successful schools carried out the responsibilities to a greater degree than principals in less successful schools. The findings are discussed within the context of national policy implementation in the Swedish decentralized educational system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 37, no 3, 37-52 p.
success, principal, secondary school, national responsibility, implementation, decentralized educational system
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21661DiVA: diva2:211445
ProjectsStruktur, kultur, ledarskap- förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor?