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ERIC Number: EJ834580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Head Teachers: Their Changing Role
Rice, Ann
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v10 n1 p39-56 Mar 2005
Change in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Australia is being driven by government initiatives that must be operationalised at the college level. Head teachers are the frontline managers in these colleges, who have to ensure their sections are responsive to the changes while also meeting the educational requirements of their traditional student base. This research was designed to explore how head teachers were managing in this change-focused environment by examining the reflections of a number of head teachers in one institute of TAFE in New South Wales (NSW). The results of a content analysis of interview data are presented to allow a better understanding of the tensions being experienced in these positions. The findings of the research indicate that head teachers are preoccupied with routine administration and have little time for either effective business management or the leadership of quality educational delivery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia