Principal Preparation in Victoria, Australia

Conceptual Foundations and Design of the Unlocking Potential Program

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Abstract

This paper explains the conceptualization and design of a principal preparation program in Victoria, Australia. The program was intended to help prospective school principals learn about the principalship in order to prepare them for the demands of the role and help them decide if it was the right career path for them. Three key bodies of knowledge form the conceptual foundation
of the program’s coursework: adult learning, evidence-use and leadership development.
Coursework was augmented by complementary internship and coaching experiences. The authors describe the program, consider its value and discuss lessons other university-department collaborations might consider when putting a similar program in place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Authentic Leadership in Education
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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