Strategies, accountability and democratic values: a successful principal in a Swedish school
2009 (English)In: Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, ISSN 1703-5759, Vol. 7, no 4, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Previous research has indicated that principals who are successful engage in multiple practices to meet the needs of changing educational settings. For example, the "International Successful School Principal Project" (ISSPP) identified a core set of basic leadership. This article presents research that identifies the leadership strategies of a successful principal in Sweden and examines those against the ISSPP's leadership practices. It should be noted that, while these practices have value in almost all educational contexts, they may have to be adapted to local circumstances. The identified strategies are analyzed first from the perspective of Swedish principals being held accountable for both financial matters and for teachers/student performances. Then the strategies are analyzed against the obligation of Swedish principals to instil democratic values and provide democratic leadership. And finally, the essential question of this study is: Do the leadership strategies of our successful principal reflect the values of democracy as the basis of Swedish education and leadership?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 7, no 4, 1-8 p.
Success, principal, leadership, democratic, values, accountability, Sweden
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21665DiVA: diva2:211446
ProjectsStruktur, kultur, ledarskap- förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor?