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Leadership for learning in diverse settings: school leaders setting the agenda

T Townsend, M Berryman, D Gurr, L Drysdale

International perspectives in educational effectiveness research | Springer Nature | Published : 2020


This chapter considers the roles that school leaders take in establishing a learning climate in ways that support a broad understanding of effectiveness, through the engagement, learning and achievement of students from indigenous or diverse cultural and social backgrounds in Australia and New Zealand. The chapter will commence with an overview of the research and findings associated with the multi-year, multi-country International Successful School Principals Project (ISSPP) with a focus on what was found in Australia and New Zealand. The chapter will then consider two case studies, one from each country, of research about how school leaders support the development of a learning environment..

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