It's a different place now: teacher leadership and pedagogical change at Newlyn Public School

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Lewis, Marian. 2006. "It's a different place now: teacher leadership and pedagogical change at Newlyn Public School." Leading and Managing. 12 (1), pp. 107-120.
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It's a different place now: teacher leadership and pedagogical change at Newlyn Public School

ERA Journal ID19932
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorLewis, Marian
Journal TitleLeading and Managing
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 107-120
Number of Pages14
Year2006
PublisherAustralian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Place of PublicationNSW, Australia
ISSN0310-8767
1329-4539
Web Address (URL)http://www.acel.org.au/index.php?id=76
Abstract

Fundamental school change can be achieved when teacher leaders work in parallel with administrator leaders. The meaning and the form of this change, however, differs depending on context. This paper explores parallel leadership in an urban primary school in an area of high social disadvantage - particularly its significant impact on classroom practice and teacher interaction. In 2002, the professional community of Newlyn Public School in Sydney commenced their engagement in a whole school change process known as IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools). The effect may be described as transformational as the school changed itself from within. The teacher leaders, working in parallel with middle managers and the principal leader were able to address significant challenges faced by the school and by their learners, moving into new ways of thinking and working together. This article explores one aspect of a research project carried out at Newlyn Public School over an 18 months period, commencing in December 2003.

Keywordsschool transformation; pedagogical change; parallel leadeship; disadvantage
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390304. Primary education
390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
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