Western Australian network principals: An investigation of their role within government school networks

Antony Robert Beswick

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis is focussed on understanding the evolving role of the network principal and the strategies employed to influence network members. The qualitative study reported was undertaken in the context of the Western Australian school network initiative. It found that network principals perceived the Department of Education's empowerment reforms influenced their management of the expectations of their role; that their prime intention was to share network leadership with members; and that they employed a deliberate form of influence. The thesis provides conceptual tools for analysing network leadership and has generated implications for policy and practice in connection with the role.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date6 Jun 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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