Leadership for the Attainment of Improved School Outcomes: A Brazilian, Australian and Maltese Study

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Abawi, Lindy-Anne, Moreira, Ana Maria de Albuquerque and Bezzina, Christopher. 2017. "Leadership for the Attainment of Improved School Outcomes: A Brazilian, Australian and Maltese Study ." Miller, Paul (ed.) Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 169-192
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Leadership for the Attainment of Improved School Outcomes: A Brazilian, Australian and Maltese Study

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleCultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives
AuthorsAbawi, Lindy-Anne (Author), Moreira, Ana Maria de Albuquerque (Author) and Bezzina, Christopher (Author)
EditorsMiller, Paul
Page Range169-192
SeriesIntercultural Studies in Education
Chapter Number8
Number of Pages24
Year2017
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN9781137585660
9781137585677
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58567-7_8
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-58567-7_8
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School leaders are continually looking for the links between theory and practice that lead to a culture of leadership and learning that ensures school practices are aligned and focused on attaining quality outcomes for all students. In this cross-culture study the intent is not to generalize but to provide insights into the role that leaders play in the alignment of multiple dimensions of practice. The Research Based Framework for School Alignment (RBF) is used to view practices within a number of case study secondary schools in Australia, Brazil, and Malta. Each country has a standardized national testing regime and a number of compulsory years of schooling with a curriculum based on core subjects and competencies in reading, mathematics and science. These diverse contexts provide insights into the role and impact of the school leader in aligning multiple dimensions to create a vibrant learning community. Findings highlight the analytical possibilities of the Research Based Framework as a tool for viewing current school practices providing insights into both the strengths and challenges that all principals face in their pursuit for improved results.

Keywordsleadership cross cultural Research Based Framework
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390304. Primary education
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
University of Brasilia, Brazil
University of Malta
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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