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Banfield, Robert John 2000 , 'Quality assurance in the principalship : Tasmanian principals' institute', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This paper is presented as the final component of an Educational Doctorate
Course undertaken by Robert Bonfield. The author is currently principal at
Huonville Primary School, Tasmania, Australia. This paper undertakes to assess the quality of the professional development
provided to principals in Tasmania by the Tasmanian Principals Institute
(T.P.I.) during the period 1999 to 2002. During this time the T.P.I. was
involved in pre accreditation, accreditation (of principalship competencies) and
ongoing professional development to principals of state schools in Tasmania.
This case study explores the quality of professional development provided
against a framework model developed by the author. The framework model
was derived from an extensive analysis of both national and international
professional development program descriptions, feedback and research. The
model attempts to synthesise the key components of the design and delivery
of professional development to principals. A broad selection of participants were interviewed to provide the core of the
case study data.
The case study data strongly supported the model developed from the
literature review. Several findings challenged the model and lead to
proposed extensions to the model, particularly in the areas of content (holistic versus competency based), access (distance and travel time), personal profiles
of participants, family support, spaced learning structures, school based teams,
I.C.T. support, flexible entry procedures, and mentoring.

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Banfield, Robert John
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Available for use in the Library and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (EdD)--University of Tasmania, 2000, c1999. Includes bibliographical references

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