Mapping Priority Areas for the Development of Leadership Competencies of School Principals

  • Rimantas Želvys Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Kamchat Esenova Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
Keywords: leadership competencies, school principals, Masters studies in Education Management and Leadership

Abstract

The aim of the study was to identify needs of developing competencies of Kazakhstani school principals in three domains: student achievement, involving teachers, communicating with parents. The survey included questions about the importance of responsibilities of principals and their training needs. Results indicate that principals experience a shortage of knowledge in the domains of leadership and motivation. They tend to focus on the process of teaching: financial management, human resource management and relations with external partners seem to be less important.

Author Biographies

Rimantas Želvys, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Educational Sciences

Kamchat Esenova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Faculty of Philosophy and Politology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Published
2019-12-01
How to Cite
Želvys, R., & Esenova, K. (2019). Mapping Priority Areas for the Development of Leadership Competencies of School Principals. Pedagogy, 135(3), 200-216. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2019.135.11
Section
Articles