The relationship between teachers' perceptions of school leadership and their perceptions of the implementation of the National Curriculum

Batiste, Wayne (2014) The relationship between teachers' perceptions of school leadership and their perceptions of the implementation of the National Curriculum. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The National Curriculum is an innovation in Australian schooling history and is likely to have a widespread and long-term impact on schools, teachers and students. This research used theoretical frameworks informed by Leithwood (1994) and Fullan (2007), and concepts related to innovation, to contribute to an understanding that may support a better understanding of teachers' perceptions when leading curriculum change such as a National Curriculum in schools. This research concludes that teachers who participated in the research demonstrated that their perceptions of a National Curriculum implementation are influenced by their perceptions of school leadership. Specifically, teachers with positive perceptions of their Principal's leadership also had positive perceptions of their capacity to implement the new National Curriculum.

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ID Code: 66810
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Walker, Susan & Smeed, Judy
Keywords: Relationship , Perception (between people), Innovation , Curriculum implementation, Leadership , High school teacher
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2014 04:53
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:38

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