スクールリーダーの資質向上に関する国際的検討 : オーストラリアの教育改革と専門職スタンダード(<特集>教育改革と教職員の資質向上) [in Japanese] An International Examination on Enhancement of Capability of School Leaders : Education Reform in Australia and Professional Standards(Improvement of teacher quality in the current educational reform) [in Japanese]
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The purpose of this article is to shed light on trend of education reform and school leaders in Australia, development of professional standards and measures to enhance capability of school leaders. Enhancement of capability of school leaders has been important task to improve school management and quality of teaching and learning in Australia like other countries. A possible reason for this is that effective education which makes students acquire skills for knowledge-based society in the age of globalization has been required. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership the so-called AITSL released the National Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Professional Standard for Principals in 2011. The standards are well-organized with specific contents that refer to value, principles and average expected performance. "How can we assure achievement of the standards by professions in education sector?" could become next issue. With respect to standards for principals, Australian government did not make the mandatory qualification as it would result in works that involve handling papers, reports and complicated procedures. Principals Australia Institute which is a nation-wide organization for principals' associations decided to develop the Principal Certification Program to promote every principal to achieve the standard. Although the program is still in the process of creating the framework and procedures, principals will be able to take part in the program voluntary to certify his or her professional capabilities. The significance of the program is to respect principals' professional position and aspire becoming better school leaders. The Principal Certification Program provides suggestions on a way of enhancing capability of school leaders respecting school leaders as professionals.
- Journal of JASEA
Journal of JASEA 56(0), 35-50, 2014
The Japanese Association for the Study of Educational Administration