Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David (2012) One school principal's journey from the mainstream to the alternative. International Journal of Leadership in Education . ISSN 1360-3124 (In Press)
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13603124.2012.732243
This paper presents the story of one school principal's journey from mainstream to alternative schooling. Drawn from a larger project at the school where themes of commitment, community and culture, and curriculum connectedness were apparent, this paper focuses on the philosophies and lived experiences of the principal via a narrative method drawing from narrative methodologies, feminist and poststructuralist perspectives. School leadership is a significant factor in school success. In this case, the principal plays a crucial role in the growing story of successful alternative schooling models, and as such, the philosophies and motivations of such leaders need to be more fully examined. Given the current neoliberal climate within many developed countries driving an agenda of high-stakes testing regimes and centralised curricula, it becomes more important than ever to highlight alternative ways of approaching school leadership.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Published online 22 Oct 2012. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||alternative school settings; educational leadership; learner centered schools; leadership (reflective); philosophy of education|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education|
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions|
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2012 11:56|
|Last Modified:||08 Mar 2013 16:50|
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