Curriculum Leadership in Remote Indigenous Communities

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Title Curriculum Leadership in Remote Indigenous Communities
Author Jorgensen, Robyn Levenia; Niesche, Richard
Journal Name Leading & Managing
Editor Dorothy Andrews & Marian Lewis
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher The Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Abstract In remote Indigenous communities, there are many challenges that confront educators, the most important being leadership that challenges the status quo and moves Indigenous communities forward in their access to, and engagement with a high quality school curriculum. This article draws on data from an Australian Research Council funded project where the complexities around reforming mathematics were investigated through leadership models. It was considered that the complexities faced by principals in their day-to-day management of schools inhibited their capacity for curriculum leadership. A new model of distributing curriculum leadership was adopted for numeracy reform. While still in its early stages, this model, its genesis, and its implementation are discussed along with the mitigating context that shapes the need for models of leadership that focus on curriculum reform for remote Indigenous contexts. The implications of this model are discussed in conjunction with the field of educational leadership research.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acel.org.au/index.php?id=993
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 17
Issue Number 1
Page from 45
Page to 58
ISSN 1329-4539
Date Accessioned 2011-07-08
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42284
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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