Principals in the Role of Sisyphus: School Leadership in Challenging Times

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Title: Principals in the Role of Sisyphus: School Leadership in Challenging Times
Authors: Martínez Ruiz, María Ángeles | Hernández-Amorós, María J.
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria - Educación y Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación/Educación Inclusiva (GIDU-EDUTIC/IN)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Principals | Schools | Leadership
Knowledge Area: Didáctica y Organización Escolar
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Leadership and Policy in Schools. 2020, 19(2): 271-289. doi:10.1080/15700763.2018.1551551
Abstract: This study seeks to address the main difficulties encountered by principals when carrying out their leadership role. A total of 100 principals from infant, primary, and secondary schools in the province of Alicante (Spain) were interviewed. The results show that the respondents were more affected by external problems and difficulties inherent to their role than by their personal limitations and the impact leadership has on their lives. All the difficulties identified reveal that the prevailing leadership model continues to be managerial and individualist in character, and the article puts forward a number of proposals on how this might be changed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/107295
ISSN: 1570-0763 (Print) | 1744-5043 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2018.1551551
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2018.1551551
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