Leadership for the attainment of improved school ouctomes: a Brazilian, Australian and Maltese study

Abawi, Lindy-Anne and Moreira, Ana Maria de Albuquerque and Bezzina, Christopher (2017) Leadership for the attainment of improved school ouctomes: a Brazilian, Australian and Maltese study. In: Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives. Intercultural Studies in Education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 169-192. ISBN 978-1-137-58566-0


School leaders are continually looking for the links between theory and practice that lead to a culture of leadership and learning that ensures school practices are aligned and focused on attaining quality outcomes for all students. In this cross-culture study the intent is not to generalize but to provide insights into the role that leaders play in the alignment of multiple dimensions of practice. The Research Based Framework for School Alignment (RBF) is used to view practices within a number of case study secondary schools in Australia, Brazil, and Malta. Each country has a standardized national testing regime and a number of compulsory years of schooling with a curriculum based on core subjects and competencies in reading, mathematics and science. These diverse contexts provide insights into the role and impact of the school leader in aligning multiple dimensions to create a vibrant learning community. Findings highlight the analytical possibilities of the Research Based Framework as a tool for viewing current school practices providing insights into both the strengths and challenges that all principals face in their pursuit for improved results.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 04:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership cross cultural Research Based Framework
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-58567-7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32709

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