The Role of the School Principal in an Angolan School Organization

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Author list: Abelha M, Martins I, Albuquerque AS, Mota AS, Chihoco JJM
Publisher: Sakarya University Faculty of Education
Publication year: 2019
Start page: 1214
End page: 1223
Number of pages: 10
ISBN: 978-605-66495-7-8
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


This paper results of an empirical study carried out in 2015, in a private school in Benguela. The purpose and objectives of the research were to analyze which competencies teachers considered essential to the position of a school principal, to identify essential competencies and inherent aspects to exercise this position and the development of knowledge about the competency profile of a school principal. The research methodology was predominantly qualitative, a questionnaire survey was applied to 42 teachers, and the simple statistical analysis was the data treatment technique. The main results showed that for the teachers who participated in the study: i) the school principal should be a teacher with School Management and Administration training; ii) the appointment of a school principal should result from peer election; iii) the ability to manage human resources, leadership, communication, teamwork and management knowledge are essential competencies of a school principal.


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