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Education law, schools, and school principals: findings from a mixed methods study of the impact of law on Tasmanian school principals

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Trimble, A, Education law, schools, and school principals: findings from a mixed methods study of the impact of law on Tasmanian school principals, International Journal of Law & Education, 23 pp. 70-84. ISSN 1836-9030 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

This article reports on recent research conducted in Tasmania, Australia, which investigated the impact of legal issues on school principals across the Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The study focused on the areas of principalsí legal literacy, including the legal areas they deal with, the accuracy of their legal knowledge, their confidence in their own understanding of the law, and their sources of legal support; the legal context they face; negative impacts of their legal dealings, as well as principalsí views on how their legal supports might be improved. Whilst some findings of the study accorded with previous Australian research, others presented new perspectives on school principalsí dealings with legal issues.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:education law, school law, education leadership, principals
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:Trimble, A (Ms Allison Trimble)
ID Code:140746
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2021-07-30
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