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Leading the Quality of Teaching within Schools


Burgess, E and Williamson, J, Leading the Quality of Teaching within Schools, What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 197-212. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter examines the cunent challenges faced by Australian school leaders in developing high quality teaching within their schools and the strategies and mechanisms for them to be addressed. It presents some fmdings from recent research which explored, through qualitative case study, how successful school leadership in two improving Australian seconda1y schools was understood and enacted in ways which initiated and maintained quality teaching.

There is considerable research and literature examining leadership and quality teaching, including various models, frames and typologies. Despite some notable Australian contributions (e.g., Caldwell & Ranis, 2008; Silins & Mulford, 2002), there remains a paucity of Australian educational leadership research for Australian educators and scholars. In particular, the cunent study was unable to locate relevant Australian based case study which examined how successful school leadership influenced emerging conceptions of quality teaching, where quality teaching is viewed within the frame of teacher professionalism comprising various teacher capacity domains or capitals (Hargreaves & Fullan, 2012). The cunent study extended Australian research to an exploration of how leadership influenced the quality of teaching within the whole school and the mechanisms that may have facilitated change.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:quality of teaching, school leadership
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Burgess, E (Mrs Emma Burgess)
UTAS Author:Williamson, J (Professor John Williamson)
ID Code:112562
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-11-15
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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