Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20393
Title: Leading Change in ILE: Building School Wide Leadership Capacity
Contributor(s): Smardon, Dianne (author); Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20393
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Abstract: For many years we have been interested in the engine room of school improvement - the practices that strengthen organisational capacity and leadership at all levels of schools. Today there is immense transformation underway in Aotearoa schooling. With the expectation that all schools become Innovative Learning Environments (ILE), and administrations reframed into Communities of Learning (CoL), it is timely that we write about the nature of leadership as a process of organisational capacity building in this change milieu. The relentless focus on change, both within schools in general and in leadership practices in particular, have ongoing implications for school leaders. Bogotch (2016) notes that schooling structures and practices have fundamentally remained in place over a few centuries. In light of this stasis, she presents us with provocative questions for leadership in the 21st century. Firstly, do apparently good ideas go out of date? Secondly, does a correspondingly sequential and linear approach to complex schooling issues preclude us from recognising future possibilities? With the challenge to implement ILE for future focused learning, we invite you to further consider the nature of leadership required in NZ schools.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: New Zealand Principal, 31(4), p. 16-17
Publisher: New Zealand Principals' Federation
Place of Publication: New Zealand
ISSN: 1179-4372
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
Other Links: https://issuu.com/nzprincipal.co.nz/docs/nzp_t4_2016
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