Principals as architects of formal mentoring programs in schools

Ehrich, Lisa C. (2009) Principals as architects of formal mentoring programs in schools. In Cranston, Neil C. & Ehrich, Lisa C. (Eds.) Australian School Leadership Today. Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Qld., pp. 333-347.

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An important responsibility of principals in schools is fostering a healthy learning-rich environment for both staff and students. Previous research (Duignan & Gurr, 2008; Ehrich, 1998; Leithwood & Day, 2007; Nias, Southworth, & Campbell, 1992) has shown that effective principals create opportunities for teachers to learn with and from each other. For instance, they are involved in establishing supportive structures and creating environments for collaboration and learning to take place (Leithwood & Day, 2007). They do this in a variety of ways such as providing resources and professional development opportunities, structuring time for staff to learn and work together, and establishing a host of other conditions to facilitate learning and sharing.

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ID Code: 27740
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781921513336
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Deposited On: 05 Oct 2009 03:56
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