Australian Principal Instructional Leadership : Direct and Indirect Influence
Gurr Mark, David
George, Lawrie Drysdale
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From the case studies of the International Successful School Principalship Project, and linked to a model of successful school leadership derived from the Australian case studies, three examples of instructional leadership from Australian schools are described illustrating both indirect and direct instructional leadership. Leadership of schools is complex, and whilst there are examples of direct instructional leadership by principals, the more typical path is indirect, working through and with others. Clearly articulated values, beliefs and vision, fostering of good relationships, developing staff, and understanding the broader context surrounding schools were all features of the work of the principals.