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Title: Teaching Principals: The 'I's Have It!
Contributor(s): Cornish, Linley  (author)orcid ; Jenkins, Kathryn A  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: Much has been written about the positive and negative aspects of teaching in a rural school, but relatively few studies have explored the role of teaching principals (TPs) in small schools. The perception that the principal's role in small schools is just a 'scaled down' version of what is involved in larger schools has been challenged, for example, by Lester (2011). Our research for the Bush Tracks project supports Lester's view that such a perception is a misconception. Since there have been relatively few studies of teaching principals, the identification and exploration of issues related to rural teaching and leadership is an under-developed area of research. In observations of and interviews with TPs for the Bush Tracks projects, members of this group have been able to add to the list of factors previously reported in the literature. They have also been able to delineate how reported 'minuses' can be viewed more optimistically as 'pluses', and how particular challenges can lead to positive outcomes.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Bush Tracks: The Opportunities and Challenges of Rural Teaching and Leadership, p. 135-156
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Place of Publication: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789463000963
Field of Research (FOR): 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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