Mapping school principal selection in South America: Unsolved problems and complexities
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Selecting principals is crucial for school improvement. This study sought to describe and compare diverse principal selection systems in South America, to identify similarities and differences. Principal selection systems were analysed from six countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The findings show the selection systems of principals across these countries to be diverse in terms of scope, stakeholders involved during the process, selection procedure and criteria. Focusing on leadership performance by combining the most effective criteria and procedures is critical for improving principal selection systems across South America.
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|Author: Felipe Aravena is a PhD candidate at Trnava University, Slovakia. He currently works as Professor of Educational Leadership at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. His research interest focuses on school principals and school improvement.|
Please cite as: Aravena, F. (2020). Mapping school principal selection in South America: Unsolved problems and complexities. Issues in Educational Research, 30(4), 1205-1220. http://www.iier.org.au/iier30/aravena.pdf