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Educational Leadership and Policy

Overview of the unit

Unit code: EDU80019 Educational Leadership and Policy 
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit focuses on developing what it means to be a leader in a contemporary educational setting. It explores key challenges in developing leadership capabilities. Contemporary theories about educational leadership are examined in a national context, and pre-service teachers will be encouraged to reflect on current and likely future issues facing schools and school leaders. The content around these topics will add to pre-service teachers’ understanding of the dynamics between leadership, culture and change, and the challenges for leaders. Pre-service teachers will develop skills to make sense of and constructively respond to, policies within organisational contexts.

Content

• Educational Leadership in a changing world.
• Policy agendas, policy drivers, twenty first century learning.
• Challenges in developing educational leadership.
• Public education, role of the state, internationalism, globalisation/ legislation and responsibilities.
• Leadership styles, purpose of educational leadership, roles, governance of schools.
• Leadership concepts and theories.
• Sustainable and effective leadership.
• Women in educational leadership, multiculturalism, diversity, Indigenous leadership.
• Democratic leadership, teachers, students, communities.
• Complexity theories and organisations.
• Teachers, students, communities – action plans.

This unit is found in Master of Teaching (Secondary).

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