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Successful school leadership: what is it and who decides?


Mulford, WR and Kendall, D and Edmunds, WJ and Kendall, LR and Ewington, J and Silins, H, Successful school leadership: what is it and who decides?, Australian Journal of Education, 51, (Number 3) pp. 228-246. ISSN 0004-9441 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/000494410705100302


Arguments presented in this paper and the evidence from the Tasmanian Successful School Principals Project support broadening what counts for successful schools and school leadership. This broadening needs to embrace student outcomes, including non-cognitive social outcomes such as student empowerment. In examining who should provide the evidence for successful school leadership the need for triangulation, that is, multiple sources of evidence, became clear. Research employing only principal perceptions of success, especially on the importance of and improvement in student outcomes, should be examined much more critically than has occurred in the past.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:successful school leadership, Tasmanian Successful School Principalship Project, SSPP, principals, and non-cognitive student outcome measures
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)
UTAS Author:Edmunds, WJ (Mr William Edmunds)
UTAS Author:Kendall, LR (Dr Lawrence Kendall)
UTAS Author:Ewington, J (Dr John Ewington)
ID Code:50173
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-12-18
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