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Identifying effective leadership practices for implementing a new mathematics curriculum in Taipei

Kao, Brandon & Hudson, Peter B. (2009) Identifying effective leadership practices for implementing a new mathematics curriculum in Taipei. In Bicknell , Brenda & Hunter , Roberta (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference, 5-9 July 2009, Massey University, Wellington. (In Press)

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Abstract

This study explores successful junior high school principals’ leadership practices for implementing the reformed mathematics curriculum in Taipei. Avolio and Bass’s (2002) full range leadership theory was used to record data through interviews and observations of five Taipei “Grade A” junior high school principals. Findings revealed that specific leadership practices linked to management by exception-active and contingent reward (transaction leadership), and individualised consideration and idealised influence (transformational) were considered effective for implementing reform measures. Ensuring principals are aware of effective measures may further assist reform agendas.

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ID Code: 27576
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Mathematics curriculum , Leadership practices
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 MERGA Inc.
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2009 08:10
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:09

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