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Charting an arid landscape: the preparation of novice primary principals in Western Australia

Wildy, H. and Clarke, S. (2008) Charting an arid landscape: the preparation of novice primary principals in Western Australia. School Leadership & Management, 28 (5). pp. 469-487.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632430802500106
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Abstract

This paper examines the complex matter of initial principal preparation in a context where traditionally beginning principals have learned their role from experience, on the job. Using data from both novice and experienced primary principals it was found that while what was needed in the job was agreed upon - how to deal with place, with people, with the system and with the sense of self - there was little understanding of what would constitute an appropriate or suitable way of learning the skills or mastering the knowledge to be able to meet these challenges as effectively as possible.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8221
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