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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Learning leaders matter

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership 

The Australian Professional Standard for Principals sets out what principals are expected to know, understand and do in their role. One of the key expectations of principals under the Standard is the professional practice of developing self and others. As well as helping their staff to learn, principals are called upon to model effective leadership. At the same time, they are expected to demonstrate a commitment to their own ongoing professional development and personal health and well being. The practice of developing self and others is closely considered in the resource Literature review: learning leaders matter, prepared by Dr Philip Riley of Monash University for the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. The review examines a range of issues relevant to the Standard, and in particular those which relate to the developing self and others professional practice. The current article notes a few key points made in the review.


Subject Headings

School culture
Professional development
School principals
School leadership
Teacher-student relationships
Teaching and learning