Exploring the concept of teacher leadership through a document analysis in the Australian context

Kahler-Viene, Nicole and Conway, Joan M. and Andrews, Dorothy (2021) Exploring the concept of teacher leadership through a document analysis in the Australian context. Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 6 (1):7. pp. 200-239.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on a document analysis for an Australian case study, which contributes to a larger international study on teacher leadership. The aim of this paper is to ascertain how teacher leadership is understood and conceptualised from an Australian documentary perspective spanning the national, state, regional, and local education administrative levels. A document analysis framework stipulated by the larger study identified the attributes of teacher leadership. Twenty-one documents were analysed and the attributes in relation to five considerations impacting teacher leadership are discussed.

Results indicated differences of dominant attributes across each of the levels: however, accountability and advocacy are consistently represented. Accountability filters through all four levels. The system is beginning to advocate and acknowledge pathways to leadership. At the state level, teacher leadership is strengthened through professional and collaborative practices. However, this paper suggests this is not consistently evident at the regional and local levels due to a number of pertinent organisational issues.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2021 05:54
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher leadership; document analysis; education system
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
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160204 Management, resources and leadership
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.30828/real/2021.1.7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43448

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