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Leadership tensions and dilemmas


Edmunds, WJ and Mulford, WR and Kendall, D and Kendall, LR, Leadership tensions and dilemmas, International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 12, (17) EJ ISSN 1206-9620 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Results from the Tasmanian Successful School Principal Project (SSPP) survey concur with the four major leadership tensions and dilemmas identified in a background literature review. These tensions and dilemmas relate to internal/external control, ethic of care/responsibility, and an emphasis on professional/personal as well as leadership/management. The results also offer new insights. These insights include differences in the effects of the tensions and dilemmas based on principal qualifications, experience and gender, school size, socio-economic status (SES) and organisational capacity, and student social and literacy/numeracy success adjusted for school SES.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:leadership, school principal, Tasmanian Successful School Principal Project, SSPP, management, dilemmas and tensions
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:Edmunds, WJ (Mr William Edmunds)
UTAS Author:Mulford, WR (Professor Bill Mulford)
UTAS Author:Kendall, D (Dr Diana Kendall)
UTAS Author:Kendall, LR (Dr Lawrence Kendall)
ID Code:54989
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-03-03
Last Modified:2014-12-07
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