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Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT) Graduate School, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT) Graduate School, Philippines (email@example.com)
This research was undertaken to identify the school heads’ career stages of professional growth along the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) and their reasons for attaining the highest and lowest career stages. In addition, it evaluated their deficiencies based on quantitative and qualitative replies and provided a professional development learning package. The study used mixed research methodologies, especially the Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Approach, to get a comprehensive understanding of the data received from school head respondents. It was discovered that the highest career stage for school administrators is on PPSSH Domain 2, Managing School Operations and Resources. This is due to their competence, trainings attended, actual job experiences, positive attitude, financial transparency, democratic leadership, and cooperation with others. Simultaneously, their lowest score is on Domain 1–Leading Strategically, which was linked to a lack of or absence of information, a negative attitude, complacency, reluctance to change, the absence of strategies, and the absence of essential tools and forms for completing certain duties. In addition, the gleaned data revealed three common weaknesses among school administrators, namely a lack of or absence of knowledge of standard practices, the absence of strategies for streamlining processes and being efficient in performing diverse responsibilities, and the absence of tools or forms for required assignments. Therefore, a manual was suggested to assist school administrators. It includes instructions, essential templates, and recommended tactics for maximizing productivity at work.
Keywords: school head, career stages, standards, development needs, professional development
Cite this article:
Alvarez, C., & Delavin, E. (2022). Career stages of professional development along Philippine professional standards for school heads. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(13), 55-66. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.342