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Drysdale, Lawrie; Goode, Helen; Gurr, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: This paper seeks to demonstrate how the principal was instrumental in turning around an underperforming school by using a leadership style that modelled appropriate behaviour, and which was consultative, conciliatory, inspirational and empathetic, through having a clearly articulated whole-child-focused educational philosophy, by building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries