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Title: Is Co-Principalship a Panacea for Burn-out and Applicant Scarcity?
Contributor(s): Masters, Yvonne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160204 Management, resources and leadership
Abstract: The traditional model of school principal is of one individual vested with sole authority and accountability. This model has come under increasing scrutiny, particularly over the last two decades. Globally, accounts of both principal attrition and scarcity of principal applicants have become more common, resulting in an examination of alternative models of principalship as solutions to the leadership crisis. In Catholic secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, co-principalship has been proposed as one possible solution. In this paper, the feasibility of co-principalship as a model of school leadership is examined, drawing on a research study into the tensions of principalship and possible reconceptualisations of the role. The paper commences with an overview of the current educational milieu, reports on the views of current principals regarding their role and their view of co-principalship and concludes with a discussion of co-principalship as a panacea for imputed principal dissatisfaction.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Biannual Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2013), Dublin, Ireland, 15th - 17th April, 2013
Source of Publication: IICE-2013 Proceedings, p. 102-107
Publisher: Infonomics Society
Place of Publication: Dublin, Ireland
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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