Students' and staff perceptions of vocational education institution heads' virtues

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Purpose: The relevance of institution leaders' personal qualities for providing quality education is widely recognized. The purpose of this paper is to explore vocational education and training (VET) institution leaders' character features. The research question was twofold: What are the features of the character of the pedagogical leaders of three Latvian VET institutions according to students, teachers and institution board members? What are the differences between respondents' groups regarding their perceptions of leaders' virtues? Design/methodology/approach: Six members of the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Management

Keywords: Institutional administration; Leadership; Occupational research; Occupation; Perception; Professional development; Ethics; Skill analysis

Geographic subjects: Latvia; Europe

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2020

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Journal volume: 28

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2020

Pages: pp. 1-18

ISSN: 0968-4883

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 141.626

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