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New Principals' School Culture Awareness and School Change

New Principals' School Culture Awareness and School Change
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Author(s): Rinnelle Lee-Piggott (University of Nottingham, UK & University of the West Indies – St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 23
Source title: Research Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3438-0.ch042

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Abstract

An influx of new principals having improved base-entry qualifications has raised some concerns about principal-school ‘fit' in Trinidad and Tobago. This chapter encompasses findings on three new principals' professional judgment in relation to their leadership and its impact on their schools, focusing on their school culture awareness. A multi-method case study approach is adopted. Findings suggest that the new principals' school culture awareness is indirectly associated with school change, having informed both what they attended to (their improvement foci) and how they did that (leadership practice and strategies).

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