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dc.contributor.advisorGiles, David
dc.contributor.authorSisiolo, John Lengaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-23T03:36:25Z
dc.date.available2010-08-23T03:36:25Z
dc.date.issued2010en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSisiolo, J. L. (2010). ‘Being’ an educational leader in Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands: A case study of the context of leadership for principals and deputy principals. (Thesis, Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/4411en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4411
dc.description.abstractThe recent decentralisation of authority to the community high schools highlights the changing nature and role of school leadership in the Solomon Islands. This study explores the context of school leadership for principals and deputy principals in the community high schools from the leader's perspectives. More specifically, what is it like 'being' an educational leader in the community high schools in the Choiseul province. This study attempts to describe the context of leadership using the leader's accounts of being in this role before and during their current school leadership position. This study was conducted as qualitative research and used a case study research approach. The school leaders of six community high schools of Choiseul province were participants in this study. Eleven school leaders, five principals and six deputy principals, took part in semi-structured interviews about the nature of their leadership context. The research question that acted as a guide to these interviews was: What is it like 'being' a school leader in a Community High School in the Choiseul province? Through semi-structured interviews with each participant, and the documents that were related to the school leader's position and role, the findings of this research raise a number of issues for those in leadership. This includes the impact of the remoteness and isolation that is seen as a major impediment to leadership preparation and ongoing professional development. The findings also showed that school leaders typically experienced an appointments procedure which was influenced by the local community. Since the community high schools were still being physically developed, the school's physical development was seen as a priority when it comes to the appointment. The research findings provide the basis for establishing policies and practices that might support and enable current and future school leaders in Choiseul in the future.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectChoiseul Provinceen_NZ
dc.subjectSisioloen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunity High Schoolen_NZ
dc.subjecteducation systemen_NZ
dc.subjectSolomon Islandsen_NZ
dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectSchool leadersen_NZ
dc.subjectLeadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectNeed of transparencyen_NZ
dc.subjectSelection processen_NZ
dc.subjectMentoringen_NZ
dc.subjectleadership capacityen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunity involvementen_NZ
dc.subjectRural schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectremote schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_NZ
dc.subjectCase study researchen_NZ
dc.subjectSemi-structured interviewsen_NZ
dc.subjectDocumentationen_NZ
dc.subjectField notesen_NZ
dc.subjectEthical considerationen_NZ
dc.subjectPrincipalsen_NZ
dc.subjectDeputy principalsen_NZ
dc.subjectShortage of school leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectLeadership preparationen_NZ
dc.subjectAppointment proceduresen_NZ
dc.subjectSchool physical developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectGenderen_NZ
dc.subjectNeed of transparencyen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunity influenceen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity involvementen_NZ
dc.title'Being' an educational leader in Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands: A case study of the context of leadership for principals and deputy principals.en_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineProfessional Studies in Educationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2010-03-04en_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/uploads/adt-uow20100304.151953
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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