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ERIC Number: EJ903816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Changing Nature of the Role of Principals in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in South Australia Following the Introduction Local School Management (Partnerships 21)
Sahid, Abdul
International Education Journal, v4 n4 p144-153 2004
This paper discusses the changing nature of the role of principals following the introduction of local school management (Partnerships 21) in South Australia. The study reports the series of interviews with primary and junior secondary principals with regard to their roles in several areas namely; instructional leadership, teachers' professional development, teacher selection, staff supervision, supervision of students, decision making, budgeting and school finances, curriculum, school council and the parents of the students and major challenges of the principal's role. The findings suggest that there are not great changes in the role of primary and secondary school principals as a result of the introduction of local school management (Partnerships 21). However, the study indicates that the workload of school principals following the introduction of local school management (partnerships 21) in South Australia has increased. In addition, the role of the school principal has also increased in association with the emerging role in working with the governing council and the parents of the students and in relation to decision-making and school budgeting and finances.
Shannon Research Press. Available from: Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail: editor@iejcomparative.org; Web site: http://www.iejcomparative.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia