Leadership to Improve Mathematics Outcomes in Low SES Schools and School Networks

Vale, Colleen M, Davies, Anne Carolyn, Weaven, Mary, Hooley, Neil, Davidson, Kristy and Loton, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0003-4106-0555 (2010) Leadership to Improve Mathematics Outcomes in Low SES Schools and School Networks. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 12 (2). pp. 47-71. ISSN 1442-3901


Instructional and transformational leadership is reportedly required to improve the mathematics outcomes of students in low socio-economic status school communities. This study of 43 schools in two networks of schools in rural Victoria explored leadership practices and found evidence to support both these leadership approaches along with distributed leadership practice. School leaders established network and school structures and relationships at various levels of the network and school organisation to enable and support ongoing improvement in teachers’pedagogical content knowledge and teaching practice and to build the leadership capacity of teachers within their schools. The leaders’ knowledge of effective mathematics teaching practice enabled them to mentor teachers in their school or team and to support the practices of professional learning teams within their school.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7215
Official URL http://www.merga.net.au/node/43?volume=12&number=2
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Keywords ResPubID20181, mathematics achievement, instructional leadership, transformational leadership, rural schools, pedagogical content knowledge, mathematics teaching
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