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TEACH Journal of Christian Education

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Values-Virtues Leadership And The Australian Professional Standard For Principals: Toward A Distinctive Touchstone For Principals In Christian Faith-Based Schools, Wilf Rieger Nov 2017

Values-Virtues Leadership And The Australian Professional Standard For Principals: Toward A Distinctive Touchstone For Principals In Christian Faith-Based Schools, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The article challenges school leaders in Christian faith-based (CFB) schools to live Jesus’ kingdom values and virtues in their daily professional working and personal lives. To further this, the writer proposes an ethics, moral and spiritual purpose lens to ‘refract’ distinctive leadership profiles ─ complementary to the published Australian Professional Standard for Principals (APSP) ─ to encourage principals to engage in reflection and renewal, and bridge the gap between leadership rhetoric and practice.


Some Lesson In Leadership Learnt In My 44 Years In Education, Ross Ecclestone Jan 2014

Some Lesson In Leadership Learnt In My 44 Years In Education, Ross Ecclestone

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In this brief article I seek not to canvass or decry

the latest theories of management, but to draw

together the strands of what seem to me, after 44

years, to be the essence of practical leadership.


Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal With Change-Associated Challenges?, Andrew Matthes Jan 2012

Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal With Change-Associated Challenges?, Andrew Matthes

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Life in the modern world is fast, complex,

uncertain and compressed. This presents new

problems and challenges for school systems

and the teachers who work in them (Fullan,

2005). The compression of time and space

create accelerated change; evidenced by

growing innovation, overload and intensification

in teachers’ work. It is undeniable that

teachers and principals in Australian schools,

increasingly, are expected to address an array of

social issues and societal problems previously

external to their professional domain (Mitchell

et al., 2002, p. 19). Furthermore, government

safety and welfare concerns have resulted in

new legislation and regulations, culminating in

additional levels ...


The Role Of The Prinicipal: A Multifaceted Role, John Collier Jan 2012

The Role Of The Prinicipal: A Multifaceted Role, John Collier

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Principalship in the twenty-first century is complex and diverse. A principal is responsible across the domains of educational leadership, curriculum development, teaching and learning theory and classroom practice, spirituality / values education, student welfare and discipline, including reporting to agencies, school finances and budget, property management, risk mitigation, litigation management, staff welfare and industrial relations, marketing, selection and dismissal of staff and students, strategic planning and vision, outdoor education, and depending, on the governance of the school, reporting to statutory authorities, School Council, Church or denominational hierarchy.


The Nexus Between Principals’ Leadership Characteristics And Primary Teachers’ Response To Challenges Of Change: Teachers Are Functioning On The Outside But How Are They Coping On The Inside?, Andrew Matthes Jan 2011

The Nexus Between Principals’ Leadership Characteristics And Primary Teachers’ Response To Challenges Of Change: Teachers Are Functioning On The Outside But How Are They Coping On The Inside?, Andrew Matthes

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Significant change is occurring in the education systems in most countries around the world. This article, based on a larger educational change study, examines perceptions of Australian primary teachers employed within the Seventh-day Adventist Church education system (Adventist Schools Australia, ASA) regarding the impact of change. Teachers indicated that an increase in parent expectations is having a significant impact on their ability to manage change, both functionally and emotionally. It was found that the leaders in this system are perceived to be relatively effective across nine leadership characteristics. Modelling, based on linear regression, suggests that teachers perceived that different leadership ...


Essential Skills And Attitudes For Principals In Developing Countries, Tim Scott Jan 2011

Essential Skills And Attitudes For Principals In Developing Countries, Tim Scott

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Serving And Leading In Schools: A Discussion Of Leadership Models And How Australian School Communities Can Benefit, Lyndon Darko Jan 2009

Serving And Leading In Schools: A Discussion Of Leadership Models And How Australian School Communities Can Benefit, Lyndon Darko

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Educational Administrators: Leaders Or Managers?, Travis Manners, Peter Morey Jan 2007

Educational Administrators: Leaders Or Managers?, Travis Manners, Peter Morey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The image is striking. A business man dressed

in his suit is sitting on a wooden chair that

has been placed on the pebbles very close

to the water’s edge. He has his legs crossed,

hands in his lap, shoulders back and with

an air of authority he is staring out across

the lake. In the background one can see the

mountains on the other side of the lake, giving

way to the expansive sky overhead. Words

have been overprinted in the sky which simply

read, ‘Now I invent instead of Predict. I am a

Visionary’. Underneath the image ...