A Comparative Study of the Policies on Professional Support for Principals Between Taiwan and Korea (78849)

Session Information: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
Session Chair: Yueh-Chun Huang

Thursday, 28 March 2024 16:15
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The research examines and compares the professional support provided to school principals and relevant policies in Korea and Taiwan. In Korea, a recent paper by Kim and Lee explores the challenges school principals face in managing resources, addressing student behavior issues, and improving teacher performance. In Taiwan, the relevant research findings provide insights into the challenges school principals face in a multi-layered school context, the preference for shared and distributed leadership, and the expectations for instructional leadership. The research methods include document analysis, interviews, and comparative analysis. The study used a focus group interview in Taiwan to collect data from 16 participants, including seven women and nine men. The results indicate that the types of professional support most needed are professional development, support, curriculum inspection, parental involvement, and collaboration. The findings indicate that community platforms, parental involvement, and collaboration with colleagues and experienced principals can support rural principals' development and improve teaching quality. The interview with principals and educational superintendents is being planned in Korea. Collaboration between researchers in both countries, and the results include enhancing understanding, publishing papers in international journals, providing valuable references, filling the gap in comparative research, and establishing a comparative case for international visibility. The findings and recommendations are expected to benefit researchers, practitioners, and educational policymakers and fill the gap in comparative research on school principal policies in these two countries.

Yueh-Chun Huang, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Ru-Jer Wang, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Yueh-Chun Huang is a University Administration at National Chiayi University in Taiwan

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