NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ978249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
What Informs Primary School Principals' Decision-Making in Relation to Teacher Placement in Class Levels?
Carlyon, Tracey; Fisher, Anthony
Australian Journal of Education, v56 n1 p68-82 Apr 2012
One of the most challenging decisions for primary school principals is to decide what class level each of their teachers will teach. It seems there is very little research on the way principals go about making these decisions. Government reforms have had significant impact on the role of the primary school principal in New Zealand, and a trend has emerged that some teachers are choosing to remain in the same school and class level. This study focused on eight primary school principals, and how they made decisions in relation to teacher class placement. A review of literature around leadership styles highlights the importance of relationships when implementing change such as teacher placement in different class levels. This study reveals that these principals practised an authentic style of leadership and highlights some important factors to be considered in determining teacher placement. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Council for Educational Research. 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9277-5447; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand