Crossing the line

Norm McCulla

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    This article describes a study of 15 accomplished teachers who were recipients of the NSW Quality Teaching Awards. Their stories were gathered from one-to-one reflective interviews based on open-ended questions and they recounted the transition that each person had made as he or she 'crossed the line' from the classroom door to the wider world of educational leadership. The teachers' stories describe what it is that they actually do rather than what leaders ought to do, and from these stores the researcher identified common themes. He summarises each of these briefly: career path turning points; road maps to positions of leadership; finding the right school; learning how to be a principal; letting go of classroom teaching practice; professional recognition; professional growth; and, leadership and succession.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-31
    Number of pages3
    JournalProfessional educator
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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