Project ISSPP- International Successful School Principalship Project

Professor Christopher Day (founder and current coordinator) of the ISSPP convened at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) representatives of eight nations – Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Norway, Sweden and the United States – to start a project of research that will study effective school principals. Today, there are already fourteen countries in the project.

The ISSPP methodology (Day, Harris, Hadfield, Tolley and Beresford, 2000) consists of: (1) collects data from different perspectives: principals, vice principals, parents, students, support staff and teachers, (2) compares effective leadership from various contexts: small primary schools, large urban high schools … and (3) identifies the personal qualities and generic professional competencies of effective school leaders.

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