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2013

Australian Catholic University

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Educational Administration and Supervision

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“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

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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 ...