School leadership preparation and development in Kenya

Year: 2013

Author: Asuga, Gladys, Eacott, Scott, Scevak, Jill

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Over the past few decades educational change focused on school improvement has been a key political agenda across the globe. Within these broad discourses the preparation and development of school leaders has gain importance primarily on the perceived links between effective school leadership and school improvement. Consequently leadership preparation and development has become a major leverage point for scholars and policy makers. While there is an established, and continually expanding, research program on school leadership preparation and development in developed nations - especially the USA and UK,- developing nations, particularly those in Africa, are part of an emerging voice in these discourses.
This paper draws from an ongoing doctoral project and reports on the analysis of the current provision in school leadership preparation and development in Kenya. The data is generated from educational leadership, management and administration programmes offered by universities and other institutions to aspiring and practising to educational leaders.