International Study of the Preparation of Principals (ISPP)


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ISPP-related publications:

Clarke, S. & Wildy, H. (in press). Preparing for principalship from the crucible of experience: Reflecting on theory, practice and research. Journal of Educational Administration and History.

Clarke, S. , Wildy, H. & Pepper, C. (2007).  Connecting Preparation with Reality: Primary principals’ experiences of their first year out in Western Australia. Leading & Managing. 13(1) 81-90.

Cowie, M., & Crawford, M. (2008). “Being a new principal in Scotland. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 676-689.

Cowie, M, & Crawford, M. (2007). Principal preparation – still an act of faith? School Leadership and Management, 27(2), 129-146.

Gorosave, G.L., Garcia, J.M., & Slater, C.L. (2007). Como resuelven los problemas los directores eficaces? Un estudio de directores de primaria mexicanos en su primer ano de servicio. Revista Electronica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia, y Cambio en Educacion, 5(5e), 139-143.

Karstanje, P., & Webber, C.F. (2008). Programs for school principal preparation in East Europe. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 739-751.

Nelson, S.W., de la Colina, M.G., & Boone, M.D. (2008). Lifeworld or systemsworld: what guides novice principals? Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 690-701.

Slater, C.L., Garcia, J.M., & Gorosave, G.L. (2008). Challenges of a successful first-year principal in Mexico. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 702-714.

Onguko, B.B., Abdalla, M., & Webber, C.F. (2008). Mapping principal preparation in Kenya and Tanzania. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 715-726.

Scott, S., & Webber, C.F. (2008). Evidence-based leadership development: The 4L framework. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 762-776.

Sherman, 2008. Using case studies to visualize success with first year principals. Journal of Educational Administration 46(6), 752-761.

Slater, C.L. Boone, M., Nelson, S., De La Colina, M., Garcia, E., Grimaldo, L., Rico, G., Rodríguez, S., Sirios, D., Womack, D., Garcia, J.M., & Arriaga, R. (2007). El Escalafón y el Doble Turno: An International Perspective on School Director Preparation. Journal for Educational Research and Policy Studies, 6(2), 60-90.

Slater, C.L., Boone, M., De La Colina, M., Nelson, S., Esparza, E., Peña, R.M., Sirois, C. Garcia, J.M., Topete, C. (2005). The future of educational administration in Mexico: What path will it take?  Educacion y Ciencia. Nueva época, 9, Número 18 (32), Julio – diciembre, pp. 81-95.

Slater, C L, Garcia, J M & Gorosave, G L 2008. Challenges of a successful first-year principal in Mexico. Journal of Educational Administration  46 (6), 702-714.

Webber, C.F., & Sherman, A. (2008). Researching leadership preparation from the inside: A Canadian perspective. In P. Sikes, & A. Potts (Eds.), Researching education from the inside: Investigations from within. (pp. 64-79). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Wildy, H., & Clarke, S. (2009). Using cognitive interviews to pilot an international survey of principal preparation: A Western Australian perspective. Education Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 21(2), 105-117.

Wildy, H., & Clarke, S. (2008). Principals on L-plates: Rear view mirror reflections. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(6), 727-738.