It's a different place now: teacher leadership and pedagogical change at Newlyn Public School

Lewis, Marian (2006) It's a different place now: teacher leadership and pedagogical change at Newlyn Public School. Leading and Managing, 12 (1). pp. 107-120. ISSN 1329-4539

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Fundamental school change can be achieved when teacher leaders work in parallel with administrator leaders. The meaning and the form of this change, however, differs depending on context. This paper explores parallel leadership in an urban primary school in an area of high social disadvantage - particularly its significant impact on classroom practice and teacher interaction. In 2002, the professional community of Newlyn Public School in Sydney commenced their engagement in a whole school change process known as IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools). The effect may be described as transformational as the school changed itself from within. The teacher leaders, working in parallel with middle managers and the principal leader were able to address significant challenges faced by the school and by their learners, moving into new ways of thinking and working together. This article explores one aspect of a research project carried out at Newlyn Public School over an 18 months period, commencing in December 2003.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permission of publisher (ACEL).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: school transformation; pedagogical change; parallel leadeship; disadvantage
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

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