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ERIC Number: EJ1093086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-9072
Leadership in New Zealand High-Needs Schools: An Exploratory Study from the International School Leadership Development Network Project
Notman, Ross
Scottish Educational Review, v47 n1 p28-48 2015
This article outlines a research study into the perceptions of a small sample of New Zealand school leaders about the nature of leading in a high-needs school environment. Reflective data collected from leaders indicated that a broad-based concept of high needs centred on the socially disadvantaged world of families, student-related factors both inside and outside of the school, changing teachers' pedagogy to meet students' diverse learning needs, and specific contexts such as those found in geographically isolated schools. Common leadership skills and dispositions were identified in areas of pedagogical, personal and professional leadership that relate both to this high-needs study, and to generic New Zealand research findings on successful leadership practices in schools.
Scottish Educational Review. School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ, Scotland, UK. e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A