International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Suggested Standards of Professional Accreditation for Educational Schools' Principals within Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the light of Universal Standards
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Khalaf Alzaidi

The past half-century has witnessed a significant evolution in the daily duties and responsibilities of school principals around the world. The key principle for school principals is to offer professional leadership and management to any educational institution. This in turn promotes protected foundations which lead to elevated professional standards in various domains of the school’s work. To achieve this goal, a school principal should take high value educational initiatives by effectively, efficiently, and responsibly managing pedagogical practices. In addition, a principal may employ top-notch learning strategies in a bid to realize not only the students’ potential but also those of the teachers. Therefore, school heads need to establish professional customs that uphold excellence, equality and high prospects for every student. This research paper aims to identify the suggested standards for school principals’ accreditation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The paper applies Delphi technique to collect data from professionals in the field of education and thereafter outline the suggested standards. Findings reveal that there is a dearth of appropriate standards for school principals in the process of accreditation in KSA. For that reason, it is essential that KSA set up School Principals Professional Development Institutions (SPPDI) through partnership with other schools and professional development organisations. SPPDI may be given a mandate to design and structure standards that support the accreditation process of school principals.

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