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School Leadership Aspiration: Differences In Perception Of Drivers And Barriers Across Hierarchical Levels, Peter Williams, Peter Morey Sep 2018

School Leadership Aspiration: Differences In Perception Of Drivers And Barriers Across Hierarchical Levels, Peter Williams, Peter Morey

Peter Williams

This article discusses the leadership crisis

looming in schools. With fewer people aspiring

to take on school leadership, school education

systems must consider the drivers and barriers

of school leadership aspiration. This article

describes the perceptions of respondents

from three hierarchical levels within a faithbased

education system as to the factors

influencing their willingness or unwillingness

to consider school leadership positions. This

research explored survey data, both quantitative

and qualitative, relating to school leadership

aspirations and influences with regard to

applying for school leadership positions.

Five factors were found to influence the

unwillingness of respondents to consider school

leadership positions ...


State Leadership Development Policies: An Analysis Of 50 States And Territories.Pdf, Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz Dec 2016

State Leadership Development Policies: An Analysis Of 50 States And Territories.Pdf, Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz

Bobbi Newman

State education systems to support leadership development have received relatively scant attention and resources, despite the demonstrated importance of leadership to school improvement. State Leadership Development Policies - An Analysis of 50 States and Territories, presents a comprehensive picture of school leadership development policies across all 50 states and US territories. CPRE Researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz, and Greg Collins, in collaboration with NASBE's Robert Hull and Stephen Prociw, produced an interactive report that seeks to operationalize the framework developed for state education agencies to improve the school leadership pipeline. 
 
Researchers interviewed state board members and staff members from state ...


Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey Oct 2016

Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey

Peter Williams

Educational systems are experiencing a global leadership crisis. The literature around school leadership paints a clear picture: school leaders are an ageing population and there is a lack of willingness from classroom teachers to take on school leadership roles. Anecdotal evidence would suggest this is also the case within Adventist Schools Australia (ASA), however, there is a lack of research that has explored the leadership intentions of current employees within this education system. Through a review of school leadership literature, and ASA employee survey responses on the topic of school leadership, this study explores the views of these respondents to ...


Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey Oct 2016

Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey

Peter Morey

No abstract provided.


Transformative Leadership: An Asset-Based Approach To Leadership For Diverse Schools And Learners, Marilyn Sudsberry, Brooke Kandel-Cisco May 2016

Transformative Leadership: An Asset-Based Approach To Leadership For Diverse Schools And Learners, Marilyn Sudsberry, Brooke Kandel-Cisco

Brooke Kandel-Cisco

Traditionally, school leadership has been viewed as emanating from a sole source, the school administrator. This top-down perspective suggests that school leadership lives and dies by the leader's specific skills, mind-set, and preferred activities. This perspective ultimately oversimplifies the difficult work that school administrators must navigate in order to ensure the success of all learners. While there is no doubt that many individual school administrators are empathetic and compassionate educators, unilateral decision-making means that the cultural, linguistic and social lenses utilized to inform decision-making are limited to the perspective of the administrator.

In this chapter we propose that school ...


Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine May 2016

Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine

Gregory S.C. Hine

Adolescents possess enormous leadership potential. They are tomorrow’s leaders in the workplace, the family, the community, and in government. Increasingly, schools have taken on the significant responsibility of nurturing leadership in young people. Schools are, as van Linden and Fertman (1998) have noted, “hotbeds of leadership development” (p. 224). This article explores the role and function of the secondary school principal in developing student leadership. Specifically, eight principals of secondary schools in Perth, Western Australia were interviewed about their vision of student leadership and what they saw their role as in promoting student leadership at their schools. As a ...


Leadership-Study-Group-2015-Report.Pdf, Robert Hull, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Stephen Prociw Sep 2015

Leadership-Study-Group-2015-Report.Pdf, Robert Hull, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Stephen Prociw

Bobbi Newman

States’ systems to support leadership development have received relatively scant attention and resources. This gap spurred NASBE in partnership with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) to examine the problem from a state policy perspective; to offer a framework, guidance, and resources to help states develop and keep effective leaders; provide examples of promising practices for rural schools; and share insights from partner organizations. This report details the Leadership Study Group’s recommendations.


School Policies, Leadership, And Learning With Technologies : An International Comparative Study, Kathryn Moyle Jan 2015

School Policies, Leadership, And Learning With Technologies : An International Comparative Study, Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle (consultant)

Little research has been conducted into the links or intersections between school leadership, teaching and learning with technologies, and the quality of students' outcomes at school. While it is recognised that principals hold a central position in leading schools pedagogical and administrative practices, little is known about what is the role of the school principal in implementing policies that are aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools, or to achieve smart student learning outcomes. These issues are examined in this paper by reviewing and analysing national school education policies from Singapore, Finland and Hong Kong: countries ...


Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine Mar 2014

Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership, Shane D. Lavery, Gregory S. C. Hine

Shane D Lavery

Adolescents possess enormous leadership potential. They are tomorrow’s leaders in the workplace, the family, the community, and in government. Increasingly, schools have taken on the significant responsibility of nurturing leadership in young people. Schools are, as van Linden and Fertman (1998) have noted, “hotbeds of leadership development” (p. 224). This article explores the role and function of the secondary school principal in developing student leadership. Specifically, eight principals of secondary schools in Perth, Western Australia were interviewed about their vision of student leadership and what they saw their role as in promoting student leadership at their schools. As a ...