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School leadership preparation and development: the cases of Fiji and the Solomon Islands

Lingam, Govinda I. and Lingam, Narsamma (2014) School leadership preparation and development: the cases of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. In: Of Waves, Winds and Wonderful Things: A Decade of Rethinking Pacific Education. USP Press, Suva, Fiji, pp. 85-97. ISBN 9789820109063

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This paper focuses on school leadership preparation and development. Since it is increasingly being recognised that the quality of leadership contributes significantly to schools' success, the small island states of the Pacific would do well to pay considerable attention to the preparation and development of school leaders. For too long, these countries have allowed incumbents without any specific leadership preparation to head schools. Only recently have some countries embarked on leadership preparation; this chapter highlights two cases, Fiji and Solomon Islands. This paper also draws on international literature on leadership preparation and development, stressing the need for on-going training and development of school leaders to ensure improvement in educational provision. For principal stakeholders in the region's national education systems, the issue of school leadership certainly warrants serious thinking and rethinking.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 22:50
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 00:27

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