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A week in the life of Alberta school leaders.

Author: Laura Servage; J-C Couture; Harlan B James; Alberta Teachers' Association. Council for School Leadership,
Publisher: Edmonton [Alberta] : The Alberta Teachers' Association, Council for School Leadership, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2014] 2014.
Series: ATA research update, July 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If education reformers could hang their hats on one lever of school improvement it would be leadership - specifically the role of the school principal - as a catalyst for innovation and reform. ... To further support the development of school principals and bolster ... support with solid evidence and research that reflects the lived realities of Alberta's school principals, the Association undertook a time diary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Servage; J-C Couture; Harlan B James; Alberta Teachers' Association. Council for School Leadership,
OCLC Number: 896861564
Notes: "PD-86-28 2014 07."
"J-C Couture ... designed and coordinated the study, which was undertaken by lead researcher Laura Servage ... Harlan James ... oversaw production of the final publication"--Preface.
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Description: 1 online resource (v, 18 pages) : colour illustrations.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Background. The role of the school leader in Alberta ; Previous studies on the workload of school leaders ; Study method ; Study sample --
Findings. School leaders' work activities ; Personal activities ; Challenges ; Discussion --
Future studies. Objectives ; Methodology --
References --
Appendix A: Time diary codes ; Appendix B: Modelling Alberta's schools.
Series Title: ATA research update, July 2014.
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Abstract:

"If education reformers could hang their hats on one lever of school improvement it would be leadership - specifically the role of the school principal - as a catalyst for innovation and reform. ... To further support the development of school principals and bolster ... support with solid evidence and research that reflects the lived realities of Alberta's school principals, the Association undertook a time diary study that included 31 principals, vice-principals and assistant principals who, in May 2013, agreed to keep a 24-hour diary for seven consecutive days. The detailed analysis of this data in the context of a comprehensive literature review constitutes this report"--

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