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Title: Co-Principalship: Are Two Heads Better Than One?
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
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160204 Management, resources and leadership
160205 Policies and development
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 principal attrition and a scarcity of applicants for principal vacancies 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, the model of co-principalship has been proposed as a possible solution to this reported crisis. In this article, 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 article 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: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 4(3), p. 1213-1221
Publisher: Infonomics Society
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2042-6364
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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