A school wide approach to leading pedagogical enhancement: an Australian perspective

Conway, Joan M. and Andrews, Dorothy (2015) A school wide approach to leading pedagogical enhancement: an Australian perspective. Journal of Educational Change, 17 (1). pp. 115-139. ISSN 1389-2843

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This paper presents how some Australian schools are changing their approaches to leading the teaching and learning in their diverse and multi-characteristic
contexts. Experiences of these schools shows that the development of a school wide approach to pedagogy and its implementation needs to be firmly embedded in the leadership
of learning. Drawing on recent research conducted in the Sydney Catholic Education Office system in Australia (Crowther et al. in Leading and Managing 18(2):1–33,
2012) there is evidence of relationship between the development and implementation of a school wide approach to pedagogy and student achievement. There is also evidence to
support leadership that is based on amutualistic relationship between teacher leaders and the principal. This paper focuses on the way schools have used their visions and pedagogical frameworks to enhance whole of school quality outcomes. It highlights the power of teacher leaders taking responsibility for pedagogical development and implementation.
In addition, it illustrates the power of mutualistic relationships (parallel leadership) when
the principal takes responsibility for unleashing and trusting the creative expertise of
teacher leaders in line with the role of strategic leadership and management.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 05:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 03:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration; leading learning; professional learning communities; quality teaching; school leadership; school improvement; teacher leadership
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10833-015-9258-0
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28617

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