This article discusses the leadership crisis
looming in schools. With fewer people aspiring
to take on school leadership, school education
systems must consider the drivers and barriers
of school leadership aspiration. This article
describes the perceptions of respondents
from three hierarchical levels within a faithbased
education system as to the factors
influencing their willingness or unwillingness
to consider school leadership positions. This
research explored survey data, both quantitative
and qualitative, relating to school leadership
aspirations and influences with regard to
applying for school leadership positions.
Five factors were found to influence the
unwillingness of respondents to consider school
leadership positions, while seven factors were
identified to influence willingness to consider
school leadership positions. Additionally,
four influence factors were identified which, if
significantly improved, would act to increase
respondent aspiration and thus influence their
willingness to consider school leadership
positions in the future.
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Williams, Peter and Morey, Peter
"School Leadership Aspiration: Differences in Perception of Drivers and Barriers across Hierarchical Levels,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 12
, Article 9.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol12/iss1/9