Designing the implementation of the Scottish qualification for headship
The article describes some of the issues that arise in designing and implementing a national qualification for headship. The authors explore some of the implications of basing such a qualification on the development of leadership and management practice using a framework of competences. The concomitant requirements for support for work-based learning, issues of access to suitable contexts for learning and some of the cultural and structural barriers which will arise during implementation are discussed together with the strategic implications of the way the qualification has been designed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Publication date: March 1, 1999