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2013

Australian Catholic University

Educational Leadership

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Riding The Wave: An Exploration Of Principals’ Experiences Leading Their Schools Through And Beyond Critical Incidents, Barbara E. Myors Oct 2013

Riding The Wave: An Exploration Of Principals’ Experiences Leading Their Schools Through And Beyond Critical Incidents, Barbara E. Myors

Theses

When a critical incident engulfs a school community, principals have key management roles in the incident and aftermath, as well as responsibility for successful outcomes, particularly for the wellbeing of staff, students and parents. Principals are also the conduit for communication and liaison with outside agencies, while ensuring the school still functions as an educational institution. In the past three decades in particular, researchers have considered the incidences of violence and environmental disasters in school settings and their impact on students, teachers and counsellors (Brack, Hill & Brack, 2009; Lindle, 2008). Education systems have produced policies, and researchers have written manuals, to guide ...


An Exploration Of How Identity Leaders Perceive And Institutionalise The Edmund Rice Charism, Conor Francis Finn Aug 2013

An Exploration Of How Identity Leaders Perceive And Institutionalise The Edmund Rice Charism, Conor Francis Finn

Theses

The leadership and governance of Edmund Rice schools is in a period of transition brought about by the transferral of the administration of over 48 schools from the Christian Brothers to the lay administered Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). This transition has generated differences of opinion concerning the authentic identity of Edmund Rice education. The issue of the contesting perspectives of what constitutes authenticity of the Edmund Rice charism, and how the perception of the charism is institutionalised in Edmund Rice schools, is the research problem for this thesis. The purpose of the research is to explore how Identity Leaders ...


Understanding And Implementing The Marist Charism From The Middle: The Experience Of Middle Leaders In A Marist School, Jennifer Margaret Elvery Aug 2013

Understanding And Implementing The Marist Charism From The Middle: The Experience Of Middle Leaders In A Marist School, Jennifer Margaret Elvery

Theses

The decline in the number of Marist Brothers has led to lay staff assuming increased responsibility for continuing the work of the Brothers. In order for this transition to be authentic and effective, schools should continue to be led within Marist charismic tradition. The Principal plays a critical role in this, but so do all leaders. Currently, little is known as to how middle leaders contribute to this process. The purpose of this study is to explore how middle leaders/managers at Champagnat College understand and implement the Marist charism. The context of this research is a College in Queensland ...


Supporting Principals To Lead Literacy Learning In Challenging Contexts, Linda Dianne Dawson May 2013

Supporting Principals To Lead Literacy Learning In Challenging Contexts, Linda Dianne Dawson

Theses

...The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of coaching support that principals require to build their capabilities to lead literacy learning in challenging Australian primary school contexts. Three conceptual understandings informed the study; the dimensions of leadership of literacy learning, how literacy is defined within a context and the notion of 'difference' in SAE literacy acquisition.


“From Whence Shall They Come?” Attracting The New Generation Of School Leaders, Andrea O'Brien Jan 2013

“From Whence Shall They Come?” Attracting The New Generation Of School Leaders, Andrea O'Brien

Theses

The research problem underpinning this study concerns the paucity of applications for the principalship in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Townsville, North Queensland. Deputy principals, assistants to the principal religious education and assistant principals in the Diocese of Townsville are reluctant to apply for the principalship. Initiatives to address this challenge have been unsuccessful. Consequently, the purpose of this research is to explore why few deputy principals, assistants to the principal religious education and assistant principals are applying for principal positions in the Diocese of Townsville. The following specific research questions were generated from a synthesis of the literature ...