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.
|Award date||6 Jun 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|