Unpacking the effective school leader

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Doe, T, Fradale, P, Lynch, D, Mason, S, Quinn, C & Sell, K 2017, 'Unpacking the effective school leader', International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 39-54.

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So, what constitutes effective school leadership? In this article, educational researchers, experienced school leaders and education practitioners share their insights into school leadership. These insights culminate the 2016 Tokyo International Education Conference (IJICC, 2016) themed on Global Leadership. To explore such a question, the authors have chosen five elements for discussion. These themes centre around leaders embracing a moral purpose and creating conditions for change; leading learning in the school; the changing role of leadership in a complex and multi-facetted context and finally leading collaboration of all stakeholders. This detailing provides a foundation for the exploration of school leadership from the perspective of all stakeholders.

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