Thesis / Dissertation

Teacher perceptions of new principals in Melbourne, Victoria

Bernardita Moreno, David Gurr (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This thesis explores the impact of new principals through the eyes and experiences of teachers in three schools in Metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. A multi-perspective case study methodology involving semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations and the study of documents is employed to answer three research questions: (1) how do teachers perceive their new principal, (2) how does this perception impact on teachers’ work environment, and (3) how can teachers be supported during a change of principal? The findings suggest that teachers’ perceptions of their new principal are a function of the new principal’s personal and leadership qualities and practices which, in turn, are inf..

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