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The professional socialisation of headteachers in England: Further findings from the National Headteacher Survey

Male, T; Bright, T; Ware, N; (2002) The professional socialisation of headteachers in England: Further findings from the National Headteacher Survey. In: (Proceedings) Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association 2002. British Education Research Association (BERA): Leeds. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reports on a further investigation of data first accumulated through a national survey of headteachers conducted in 1999. The survey was conducted by means of a self-completion postal questionnaire with a stratified random sample of 10 per cent serving headteachers in England, totalling 2285 potential respondents in all. Completed returns were received from 1405 headteachers, an overall response rate of 62 per cent. Initial findings from the survey have subsequently been published as conference papers and journal articles (Male, 2000; Male and Hvizdak, 2000; Male and Male, 2001, Male 2001). The survey primarily sought to establish the respondents’ perceived state of readiness for the demands of the headteacher position in a number of job categories and competencies. A secondary aim was to allow respondents to attribute reasons to their state of readiness where they perceived it to be adequate or better. A third aim was to seek opinion from the respondents as to what provision and support would be beneficial to headteachers in their first two years in post. This further investigation has been commissioned by the National College for School Leadership and has been conducted by the original author, aided by two serving headteachers who have been appointed as research associates by the college during the period January to July of 2002.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The professional socialisation of headteachers in England: Further findings from the National Headteacher Survey
Event: Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association 2002
Location: Exeter, UK
Dates: 12 September 2002 - 15 September 2002
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00002485.h...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Socialization, Headteacher
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473008
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