Title: Headteachers' professional careers: a Czech perspective

Authors: Milan Pol; Martin Sedláček; Lenka Hloušková; Petr Novotný

Addresses: Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences, Masaryk University, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences, Masaryk University, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences, Masaryk University, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences, Masaryk University, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: The text presents the results of a research focused on the stages of the professional careers of school head teachers in the Czech Republic. Using a qualitative research methodology, it suggests that several distinct stages can be identified in the professional careers of school head teachers, each of them having specific features as well as also implications for the support of the school head teachers' work.

Keywords: headteachers; professional careers; career stages; work support; head teachers; schools; Czech Republic; primary education; lower secondary education; education management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2013.056641

International Journal of Management in Education, 2013 Vol.7 No.4, pp.360 - 375

Published online: 06 Nov 2012 *

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