School Administrator Preparation in Baja California

Charles L. Slater, Elena Esparza, Rosa M. Peña, Carlos Topete, Isaías Álvarez, Trinidad Cerecedo and José Maria García
 

Abstract
 
A team of US and Mexican researchers used focus groups to determine challenges faced by rural school directors who worked in isolated, poor communities. They had no preparation before becoming directors. Their stories express frustration with teachers who do not come to school on time and are not committed to education. Yet the directors throw themselves into their work and persist over the years.
They ask for training in how to work with teachers, and they bring qualities of idealism and persistence to their work. The profiles of the directors suggest a changing dynamic on Hofstede's (2001) cultural dimensions .

Keywords
  educational administration - school directors - México - cross-culture - leadership

Full text
  Full text in PDF

Reference
  Slater,C.L. Esparza, E., Peña, R.M., Topete, C., Álvarez, I., Cerecedo, T., and García, J.M. (2005). School Administrator Preparation in Baja California. Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 3(1).
Retrieved month day, year, from http://www.ice.deusto.es/rinace/reice/vol3n1_e/Slateretal
.pdf.

 

|Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación - REICE|
|Presentación| . |Consejo Editorial| . |Enviar una aportación|
|Red Iberoamericana de Investigación sobre Cambio y Eficacia Escolar - RINACE|

© RINACE (2005)        e-mail: RINACE@uam.es