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ERIC Number: EJ940921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Leadership to Improve Mathematics Outcomes in Low SES Schools and School Networks
Vale, Colleen; Davies, Anne; Weaven, Mary; Hooley, Neil; Davidson, Kristy; Loton, Daniel
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v12 n2 p47-71 2010
Instructional and transformational leadership is reportedly required to improve the mathematics outcomes of students in low socio-economic status school communities. This study of 43 schools in two networks of schools in rural Victoria explored leadership practices and found evidence to support both these leadership approaches along with distributed leadership practice. School leaders established network and school structures and relationships at various levels of the network and school organisation to enable and support ongoing improvement in teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and teaching practice and to build the leadership capacity of teachers within their schools. The leaders' knowledge of effective mathematics teaching practice enabled them to mentor teachers in their school or team and to support the practices of professional learning teams within their school. (Contains 3 figures and 5 footnotes.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
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: Canada (Victoria)