Edu-Lead Academical Discussion on the 17 May 217
At an Academical discussion held by Edu-Lead an article by Crow, Day and Moller (2017) was pulled apart by the academics attending, thoroughly discussed and some interesting themes arose for research fields to be broaden. Emotional dimension as well as social construct was identified to be finely intertwined and could be linked back to previous research done on this topics. (Read more...) (Video)
Abstract 31 May 2017
We started the morning off with an insightful presentation from Professor Jacky Lumby, one of the authors of the article: “From simplicism to complexity in leadership identity and preparation: exploring the lineage and dark secrets”, where she collaborated on South Africa currently dealing with the racial topic on identity of school principals. She also pointed out that there is a huge complexity in identifying these identities but sometimes it is useful to focus on one aspect like this. Research paradox, to think in binaries and away from binaries at the same time (Read more...)
Leadership matters: or does it?
We all believe that principals can make a difference to the performance of schools. Research indicates that this influence is most of the time indirect and is arguably more important in underperforming or moving schools. Principals have many powers which they can use to accomplish the goals of the school; from their personal power to the official power as appointed principals. Schools are functioning in a performance driven, measurable environment of which examination and test results are the most important or only criteria to determine a successful or effectiveness of a school. (Read more...) (Power point)