Author: Silcox, Steffan, MacNeill, Neil, Cavanagh, Rob
Type of paper: Abstract refereed
The study upon which this paper is based solicited information on school renewal from a purposive sample of principals initially identified using quantitative profiling techniques (Silcox, Cavanagh and Dellar, 2003). Principals were presented with a series of questions that enabled an investigation of their leadership behaviours with respect to school renewal. The principals’ responses provided a reflective insight into school renewal and change processes in their schools. The paper concentrates on an aspect of the study of leadership of school renewal by exploring principal conceptions of renewal, their approaches to implementing a renewal agenda in their schools and how barriers to renewal were addressed.