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dc.contributor.authorLong, Nilroath
dc.description.abstractSenior school leaders in Cambodia are required to respond and cope with growing demands and expectations of relevant education stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), school community, and students’ parents. These school leaders have to face and take up a range of challenges in leading and managing their schools. However, these leaders have never received any formal or professional training in order to prepare, equip and develop them to become skilled, knowledgeable and competent educational leaders. In view of this, this research aimed to explore the changes in the role of Cambodian primary school principals and deputy principals, the expectations surrounding their roles, and the challenges they face in performing their leadership roles. Then, the research aimed to identify the perceptions of these senior school leaders with regard to their needs for leadership development in order to be more capable of leading and managing their schools more effectively and successfully. Five primary schools in a south-western province of Cambodia participated in this research and a qualitative research methodology was adopted. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with five principals and five deputy principals to collect the qualitative data for this research. The key findings from the research are: (i) the intensified work overload encountered by the principals and deputy principals of Cambodian primary schools and (ii) their needs for leadership development. These findings specifically indicate these principals and deputy principals are in need for the improvement and enhancement of their leadership skills and knowledge; and therefore, there needs to be appropriate and professional training on leadership development for these school leaders.en_NZ
dc.subjectprimary schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectCambodia. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS)en_NZ
dc.subjectschool leadersen_NZ
dc.subjectprimary school principalsen_NZ
dc.subjectschool principalsen_NZ
dc.subjectdeputy principalsen_NZ
dc.subjectleadership developmenten_NZ
dc.titleLeadership development needs of Cambodian primary school principals and deputy principalsen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Educational Leadership and Managementen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130105 Primary Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educatorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLong, N. (2015). Leadership development needs of Cambodian primary school principals and deputy principals. An unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Educational Leadership and Management, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalHowse, Jo
unitec.advisor.associatedCardno, Carol

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