Shared leadership in Queensland schools : a collective case study

Lightbody, Ian Douglas (2010) Shared leadership in Queensland schools : a collective case study. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Shared leadership has been identified as a key governance base for the future of government and Catholic schools in Queensland, the state’s two largest providers of school education. Shared leadership values the contributions that many individuals can make through collaboration and teamwork. It claims to improve organisational performance and reduce the increasing pressures faced by principals. However despite these positive features, shared leadership is generally not well understood, not well accepted and not valued by those who practice or study leadership. A collective case study method was chosen, incorporating a series of semi-structured interviews with principals and the use of official school documents. The study has explored the current understanding and practice of shared leadership in four Queensland schools and investigated its potential for use.

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ID Code: 33254
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Choy, Sarojni & Delahaye, Brian
Keywords: Catholic education, co-principalship, collaborative culture, distributed leadership, education, leadership team, parallel leadership, participative leadership, participatory leadership, Queensland schools, school-based management, school leadership, shared leadership, teamwork
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2010 02:24
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:56

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