A missing link? Contemporary insights into principal preparation and training in Russia

Nadezhda Bysik, Nadezhda Evstigneeva, Natalia Isaeva, Katsiaryna Kukso, Alma Harris, Michelle Jones

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Over the last decade, the Russian education system has undergone significant transformation that has radically changed the expectations placed upon the school principals. This current reform process has placed far greater responsibilities and accountabilities upon principals to secure school effectiveness and improved student learning outcomes. This article offers some insights into the way in which principals in Russia are currently prepared and trained. It outlines initial quantitative findings from Russian principals, as part of a contemporary, large-scale empirical study of principal leadership preparation and training. The emerging empirical evidence highlights that the new principal standards and training requirements in Russia reinforce “managerial approaches” that are not necessarily meeting the needs of principals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-341
Number of pages11
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Education
Issue number3
Early online date16 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • distributed leadership
  • managerial approaches
  • principal leadership
  • professional development
  • professional training
  • retraining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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