EDU8312 Educators as Leaders: Emerging Perspectives (FOEDU)

Semester 1 (WEB)Toowoomba

Units 1.0 (070303) Band 5


The course explores 'leadership in education' from a range of theoretical perspectives, including corporate/strategic, transformational/visionary and critical/educative. As part of this exploration, the emergence of leadership frameworks in contemporary educational administration is traced through historical British and American influences. Educational leadership as a key dimension in the reform of educational workplaces, and in the successful implementation of self-managing educational institutions, is also a focus of the course. Of particular importance is the relevance of different theories of leadership to the work of classroom practitioners. The concept of 'teachers as leaders' and 'parallel leadership' that have been pioneered at the University of Southern Queensland are explored in detail in this course.