Impact of postgraduate qualifications on the career progression of middle leaders in schools

Archer, Ben (2021) Impact of postgraduate qualifications on the career progression of middle leaders in schools. Aksara, 7 (3). pp. 781-794.

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With a highly competitive higher education market in Australia, there is a significant push for professionals to obtain further qualifications. While much has been written on the progression to Principalship in schools, there is a paucity of writing on the progression into Middle Leadership. A survey of middle leaders in Australian schools indicate that the skills learned in postgraduate qualifications are highly valued by people entering Middle Leadership, however, no impact is recorded in relation to progression into further leadership roles. This research has the potential to influence the career decision making of school teachers and leaders, as well as influence the marketing of postgraduate qualifications by higher education providers.

Item ID: 69144
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2721-7310
Keywords: Middle leadership, schools, teacher careers, higher education, leadership skills
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Copyright Information: © AKSARA: Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan Nonformal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 04:16
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390305 Professional education and training @ 10%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators @ 60%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development @ 70%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160204 Management, resources and leadership @ 30%
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