This paper is by three educators who are Indigenous people with extensive experience in Indigenous education. They discuss the actions of school leaders needed to address the limited outcomes being achieved by the majority of Indigenous school students. A feature of this paper is the reflections of Gavin Khan and Susan Matthews on their experiences as Principals of schools with majority Aboriginal student enrolments. The paper takes the Australian Principals Association Professional Development Council - ‘L5 Frame for School Leadership’- and adds an Indigenous focus to the L5 Frame from their ‘Dare To Lead’ project. The L5 states: • Leadership starts from within. • Leadership is about influencing others. • Leadership develops a rich learning environment. • Leadership builds professionalism and management capability. • Leadership inspires leadership actions and aspirations in others.
Hughes, Paul; Matthews, Susan; and Khan, Gavin, "Leaders acting to improve outcomes for Indigenous students" (2007).