Strengthening leadership for school improvement: understanding the impact of context, culture and collaboration in selected schools of the Sydney Catholic Schools Eastern Region

Conway, Joan and Andrews, Dorothy (2019) Strengthening leadership for school improvement: understanding the impact of context, culture and collaboration in selected schools of the Sydney Catholic Schools Eastern Region. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, Leadership Research International , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

Guided by the work of Hallinger and Heck (2010) and prompted by the Sydney Catholic Schools Eastern Region Director, this study has focused on the strengthening of leadership for school improvement. It was considered important to gain insight into how schools sustain success, and in particular, how an understanding of context, culture and collaboration might be contributing to the strengthening of school leadership. The principals and their leadership teams of eight schools, together with the regional consultants have shared their perspectives on being a successful school and what it means to be a successful leader. The study has been guided by the research question: How does an understanding of the impact of context, culture and collaboration contribute to the strengthening of leadership for school improvement? The final report acknowledges the Principals’ understandings of the impact of context, culture and collaboration on leadership. In addition, the report highlights their reflections on how the effectiveness of leadership might be strengthened beyond the findings of Hallinger and Heck.


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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: 27 Oct 2020 06:18
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, school improvement, school context
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39975

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