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Congruence between the democratic purposes of schools and school principal training in Australia


Mulford, WR, Congruence between the democratic purposes of schools and school principal training in Australia, Journal of Educational Administration, 42, (6) pp. 625-639. ISSN 0957-8234 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/09578230410563638


This paper examines and compares the recent emphases in school education and school leadership training in Australia and the state of Tasmania as they relate to the democratic purposes of schools. It finds a strong emphasis on the democratic purposes of schools and congruence between these purposes and the means of achieving them, in respect of school principal training at the national but not state level. This finding raises a major issue in respect of the ongoing pervasiveness of educational bureaucracies and whether they continue to be the best means of delivering educational outcomes (including principal training) in, and for, a democratic and increasingly knowledge society.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Democracy, Knowledge management, Principals, Professional education, Schools, Training
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:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Mulford, WR (Professor Bill Mulford)
ID Code:30832
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-01
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