School leadership and pedagogical reform: building student capacity

O'Neill, Shirley (2015) School leadership and pedagogical reform: building student capacity. In: Multidimensional perspectives on principal leadership effectiveness. Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 103-131. ISBN 978-1-4666-6591-0


This chapter explores the journey of one Australian primary school that participated in an internationally renowned school revitalization project, where the nature and quality of leadership and results of change are able to achieve and sustain pedagogical reform, and improve and enhance student achievement. It illuminates the nature of school change and examines its impact on pedagogy and learning. Through mapping a school’s journey and a focus on research, changes in practices such as use of frameworks and protocols, teacher professional learning and the compilation and use of assessment data are explored, as are the vital roles of both teachers and students in achieving change. The inclusion of students in the process, combined with leadership in schoolwide pedagogy, is shown to have contributed to building students’ capacity for learning besides that of teachers to implement a schoolwide approach to pedagogy.

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Additional Information: Chapter 6. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy. Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness combines best practices and the latest approaches in school administration and management. Exploring the challenges faced by principals, as well as the impact of new managerial tactics being employed, this book is a comprehensive reference publication for policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, school practitioners, and government officials seeking current and emerging research on administrative leadership in educational settings. This chapter stimulates the debate on impact on learning and building students' capacity.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 01:03
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 03:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: education leadership; student capacity building; pedagogical reform; classroom dialogue; creating new knowledge; GAMMA pedagogy
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470401 Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
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