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School Principals in Spain: Interplay of Leaders, Teachers and Context

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Department of Pedagogy, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Department of Pedagogy, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(4), 1469; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041469
Received: 23 January 2020 / Revised: 10 February 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 16 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Leadership and Education)
This paper analyzes the Spanish school principal figures and their future patterns of leadership and development, according to educational policies in Europe. The first part presents a comprehensive overview of the situation of school principals in Spain, according to the Spanish policy; in the second part, its real practice in a secondary school is evidenced based on the results of a conducted research. The tensions and dilemmas currently faced by school principals in Spain will be analyzed: pedagogical leadership versus management-oriented principals. The interviews carried out reveal the meaning that the different agents give to “leadership”. A climate of trust and collaboration has been established between the management team, middle leaders and teaching staff, necessary conditions for the development of a shared school project and ensure its sustainability for achieve school improvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: principals; leadership; middle leaders; secondary schools; sustainability principals; leadership; middle leaders; secondary schools; sustainability
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García-Martínez, I.; Molina-Fernández, E.; Ubago-Jiménez, J.L. School Principals in Spain: Interplay of Leaders, Teachers and Context. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1469.

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