'I'm the Principal' Principal Learning, Action, Influence and Identity

Stephen Dinham, Kerry Elliott, Louisa Rennie, Helen Stokes

ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research Press) | Published : 2018


While an immensely rewarding role, the work of a school principal can be a lonely one, made up of brief encounters and regular interruptions, steep in responsibilities and accountabilities and free from accolades. Research shows that principals often feel there is nothing that really prepares them for assuming full and ongoing responsibility for a school. The I'm the Principal project utilised the Australian Professional Standard for Principals as a framework to consider key aspects and contributors to principal learning, action, influence and identity through interviews with 50 practising principals drawn from the various sectors and levels of Australian school education. I'm the Principal ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for the production of this publication has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.