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Australian Principal Instructional Leadership: Direct and Indirect Influence


Gurr-Mark, D and Drysdale-George, L and Mulford, B, Australian Principal Instructional Leadership: Direct and Indirect Influence, Magis: Revista Internacional de Investigacion en Educacion, 2, (4) pp. 299-314. ISSN 2027-1174 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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From the case studies of the International Successful School Principalship Project, and linked to a model of successful school leadership derived from the Australian case studies, three examples of instructional leadership from Australian schools are described illustrating both indirect and direct instructional leadership. Leadership of schools is complex, and whilst there are examples of direct instructional leadership by principals, the more typical path is indirect, working through and with others. Clearly articulated values, beliefs and vision, fostering of good relationships, developing staff, and understanding the broader context surrounding schools were all features of the work of the principals.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian Principal Instructional Leadership: Direct and Indirect Influence
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:Mulford, B (Professor Bill Mulford)
ID Code:65084
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-09-30
Last Modified:2011-04-28

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