ERIC Number: EJ1111021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Creative Leadership? "It's Just the Norm"
School Leadership & Management, v36 n2 p151-168 2016
Creativity in teaching and leadership continues to be a topic of interest in education. This article focuses on comments made by a school's leadership team as part of a larger study in which a mixed methods case study design involving the school's leadership team and staff who taught Arts (either as specialist teachers or generalist classroom teachers) was used. The research took place in a 6-year-old Preparatory Year to Year 9 (P-9) school in a growth corridor in metropolitan Melbourne. Staff members in the school provided responses to a questionnaire, participated in focus group discussions and were invited to maintain journals during the course of the study. Comments made by members of the school's leadership team are analysed in this article using perspectives of pedagogical leadership and relational power. The article finds that the school's leadership team models and encourages experimentation with new ideas across the school as the team promotes the development of collaborative professional learning approaches in their relatively young school. The article concludes that professional learning communities (PLCs) within the school will be well-placed to pursue the collaborative approaches modelled by the school's leadership team to ensure that a school-wide focus on student learning continues.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Creativity, Creative Teaching, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Creative Activities, Research Design, Art Education, Art Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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