Monday 28 August 2017

Start Date

28-8-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

28-8-2017 12:00 PM

Subjects

School improvement, Educational leadership, School leaders, Leadership qualities, Secondary schools, Problem solving, Pacific Islanders, Maori students, Goal orientation, Student educational objectives, Principals, Senior teachers

Comments

Concurrent session 1C

Abstract

The paper illustrates the complexity of leadership work, using data on the varying perspectives of middle and senior leaders about their own goals; the seriousness of the problems that they face in reaching those goals; and the perceived effectiveness of the senior leadership team. The findings from these studies indicate that the basic leadership skills of problem analysis, focused goalsetting and close monitoring of progress towards goals are lacking in many leadership teams in secondary schools. These findings highlight the importance of a team of middle and senior leaders being aligned in their goal pursuit, being active problem-solvers and being prepared to take some calculated risks to gain improvements.

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Vic

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

ISBN

9781742864808

Geographic Subject

New Zealand

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Courageous and coherent leadership required for excellent and equitable outcomes

The paper illustrates the complexity of leadership work, using data on the varying perspectives of middle and senior leaders about their own goals; the seriousness of the problems that they face in reaching those goals; and the perceived effectiveness of the senior leadership team. The findings from these studies indicate that the basic leadership skills of problem analysis, focused goalsetting and close monitoring of progress towards goals are lacking in many leadership teams in secondary schools. These findings highlight the importance of a team of middle and senior leaders being aligned in their goal pursuit, being active problem-solvers and being prepared to take some calculated risks to gain improvements.