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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yulian
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Allan
dc.contributor.authorChen, Shuangye
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:15:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-07-14T05:52:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1741-1432
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1741143213485463
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61255
dc.description.abstractThis article analyses the continuities and changes in principal development in mainland China over the past two decades by assessing the role of the state in shaping principal development over this period. The article outlines and analyses the 14 key policies that have shaped the practice of principal development. The main changes identified include formal recognition of the need for and potential of principal development to effect change in schools; growth in the number and background of training providers; and shifts in the stated purpose, content, curriculum and pedagogy of principal development programmes. The 'continuities' are the enduring power of the state in shaping the ideology that dominates principal development, such as framing it as both a national obligation and a right. We argue that the state has maintained a strong role in shaping principal development in mainland China over the last two decades, but at the same time, has (at least rhetorically) sought to promote increased school autonomy and build more effective schools. This indicates that principal development stands at an important juncture in China.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom484
dc.relation.ispartofpageto503
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEducational Management, Administration and Leadership
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative and cross-cultural education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390401
dc.titleChange and Continuity: A Critical Analysis of Principal Development Policy in Mainland China (1989–2011)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWalker, Allan D.


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