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Career Motivation and Orientation of the School Administrators

ФИО студента: Katsva Yuliya

Руководитель: Dmitry Fishbein

Кампус/факультет: Institute of Education

Программа: Education Administration (Master)

Оценка: 10

Год защиты: 2016

The Thesis is devoted to the school principals’ career study and clarifies the concepts of career, career types, major career models, factors of career development, career motivation and criteria of success in career. The research was conducted among 120 school principals: winners of all-Russia competition “School principal” of 2010-2014, school principals from Nadym region of Yamalo Nenets autonomous district, Sheksinsky region of Vologodsk district, oAgryz region of Tatarstan republic, Soviet region of Mariy El republic. The results show that school administrators have some typical career anchors (Dedication to a cause, Lifestyle, Functional and Pure Challenge), some level of career motivation and choose the concrete factors which according to their view help to achieve the management position (“efficiency”, “professional competency”, “ability to make a choice and decisions”, “ability to get along with people”). Analysis of career paths gives an opportunity to define 7 tendencies (models) of school administrator career development. Developed for the research questioner proved to be actual and sustainable and it can be further on used in principals’ job interviews and forming of candidates pools. The results of the thesis will be useful for education administration governmental bodies, consulting companies, researchers of leadership in education management, principals involved in self-management and career planning of their employees.

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