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Shared leadership: a key to school improvement


Wallace, S and Bishop, K and F, J and Pullen, D and Swabey, KJ, Shared leadership: a key to school improvement, Proceedings of the 2017 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 26-30 November 2017, Canberra, Australia (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Shared leadership is a salient and indirect way of influencing student outcomes and fostering a quality learning environment. Shared leadership involves being articulate in a value-based and vision-driven collaborative manner to influence the way of doing things by understanding the needs of the community from teachers to students to parents. While claims are made of what effective leadership styles are, pragmatic and realistic contexts must be appraised. The following is a case-study of leadership from an independent state school in Queensland. This paper will report what aspects of shared leadership have led to increased staff morale, improved student outcomes and the fostering of a culture where students and parents feel a sense of belonging. The paper will primarily discuss the role of Principal in terms of how the Principal mobilised quality school leaders at all levels of schooling, through their personal narrative.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Bishop, K (Mr Kevin Bishop)
UTAS Author:F, J (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
UTAS Author:Swabey, KJ (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:125254
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-04-10
Last Modified:2019-07-10

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