Thesis / Dissertation

Practices and characteristics of principals in low educational advantage, improving Victorian secondary schools; contextually aware leadership

Kieran Matthew Mccrohan, David Gurr (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This study investigated the leadership of two secondary schools of low educational advantage on an improvement journey located in Victoria, Australia. This study provides further understanding of the ways school principals interact with specific contextual factors in order to support their school improvement journey. In both cases, the principals overcame their school’s challenging circumstances, defined by low performance and low advantage, by employing research based initiatives to drive improvement. Informed by a multiple perspective case study methodology, including interviews with the principal and other school leaders, teachers, parents, students and members of the school council, evid..

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