Developing middle level leaders in New Zealand secondary schools

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Bassett, Martin
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Master of Educational Leadership and Management
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Unitec Institute of Technology
Date
2012
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Cardno, Carol
Howse, Jo
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Masters Thesis
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New Zealand secondary schools
middle level leaders
professional development
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Bassett, M. (2012). Developing middle level leaders in New Zealand secondary schools. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Educational Leadership and Management). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2205
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The aim of this research was to examine middle level leadership development practices in New Zealand secondary schools to gain an understanding of current middle level leadership development practices. This research examines the importance of leadership development for middle level leaders in New Zealand secondary schools; the challenges for middle level leaders in New Zealand secondary schools while performing their role and the perspectives of school leaders regarding the leadership development opportunities for middle level leaders currently available in New Zealand secondary schools. Finally, this research identifies what school leaders perceive as important provision for middle level leadership development. Research Questions :This research revolves around four research questions: 1. Why is middle level leadership development important in New Zealand secondary schools? 2. What are the challenges for middle level leaders in New Zealand secondary schools while performing their role? 3. What leadership development opportunities for middle level leaders are currently available in New Zealand secondary schools? 4. What do school leaders perceive as important provision for middle level leadership development?
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