Australian School Leadership

10 Units

This course brings together Australian education policy, research and practice to explore the nature of school leadership in contemporary Australia.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian education policy context;
  2. Investigate the impact of different policy players on schools and schooling; and
  3. Critically engage with contemporary policy issues facing Australian school leaders.

Indicative content will include:

  • The Australian education policy structure
  • The Australian school system
  • National, Federal and State education policy
  • Historical education policy moves in Australia
  • International education policy trends
  • Educational leadership as the mediator of policy
  • This course replaces EDUC6032. If you have successfully completed EDUC6032 you cannot enrol in this course.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay: Trends in Australian Education Policy
  • Written Assignment: Term Paper: Analysis of the impact of policy on school leadership
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • Australian school leadership today 2009
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6352
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