Master teachers as leaders in school-based action research

Trimmer, Karen and Donovan, Jennifer and Findlay, Yvonne S. and Mohamed, Kamariah (2017) Master teachers as leaders in school-based action research. Leading and Managing, 23 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1329-4539


This article contributes to the literature on Master Teachers from the perspective of an Australian regional university charged to provide support to a Master Teacher program under the control of the State Department of Education. The article provides an overview of
the global trend towards the appointment of Master Teachers, a snapshot of the support the University provided, and the implications of the requirement, in this case, for the Master Teachers to engage with action research. A novel experience for most, and the articles in this special edition report this process and learning journey from four of the Master Teachers with
whom we worked. It is hoped that this report of the experiences of university academics may be of use to other universities who may be tasked to take on a similar responsibility. As the program was not under our control, this is by no means intended to be a formal evaluation of
the Master Teacher program as rolled out in Queensland, Australia.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright, Australian Council for Educational Leaders. All rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 02:00
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 04:22
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

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