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Title: 'Working from the boot of a red falcon': The impact of major fires in four Australian schools
Contributor(s): Nye, Adele  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: When a major fire occurs in a school, the impact can be felt for years to come. How the school community rebuilds depends on strong leadership and the resilience of the members of that community. This article explores the stories of four Australian schools, two rural NSW schools, Kelso High School and Oxley High School and two urban schools; Lyneham Public School, in Canberra, ACT and St Clair High School in Sydney. The research draws from qualitative interviews with school leaders as well as textual sources such as newspapers, social media and departmental documents. Through a comparative lens, the story of determined principals, teachers, students and parents is revealed. In each case the school emerges from significant misfortune to become a stronger school driven by a shared determination.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26(1), p. 83-98
Publisher: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-7387
Field of Research (FOR): 130106 Secondary Education
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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