Combating Role Discontinuity for Principals of Remote Indigenous Schools

Niesche, Richard (2013). Combating Role Discontinuity for Principals of Remote Indigenous Schools. In Robyn Jorgensen, Peter Sullivan and Peter Grootenboer (Ed.), Pedagogies to enhance learning for indigenous students: evidence-based practice (pp. 61-74) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-4021-84-5_4

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Author Niesche, Richard
Title of chapter Combating Role Discontinuity for Principals of Remote Indigenous Schools
Title of book Pedagogies to enhance learning for indigenous students: evidence-based practice
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-4021-84-5_4
Open Access Status
Year available 2013
ISBN 9789814021838
978-9814021845
Editor Robyn Jorgensen
Peter Sullivan
Peter Grootenboer
Chapter number 4
Start page 61
End page 74
Total pages 14
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter investigates the tensions inherent in the work of principals of remote Indigenous community schools. These tensions involve issues of role discontinuity whereby principals feel overwhelmed by managerial, administrative and community responsibilities to the extent that issues of curriculum, pedagogy and the development of professional learning communities are “left out.” Principals also feel sidetracked by issues that “walk through the door” on a daily basis. Case studies of three principals and the way they attempt to “manage” these tensions are analysed with some recommendations provided about ways to resolve these tensions. A focus on “educational” leadership is essential if educational outcomes for Indigenous students are to improve. This chapter considers solutions such as reconfiguring the work of principals or changing the school structures themselves to better address issues of role discontinuity in the principalship.
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