Leading in remote, indigenous community schools: Principals' perspectives

Marisa Leanne Kelly

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Abstract

This interpretivist study sought to understand the day-to-day experiences of school principals in remote, indigenous communities and examined how they adapt and respond to such a distinctive context. A qualitative approach, using comparative case studies, was used to investigate the professional practices of three non-local, non-indigenous principals. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations and document analysis, and presented as narratives. The study confirms that schools in such contexts generate highly unconventional leadership circumstances attributable to a complex interrelationship of idiosyncratic factors. The research has implications for the preparation and support of principals located in remote, indigenous community schools. Declaration
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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