This article aims to contribute to the literature

on school leader preparation and development

programs. It seeks to do this by identifying and

discussing elements that current faith-based

education system teachers would like to see

embedded in the creation of aspirant and novice

school leader preparation and development

programs. This research utilised a qualitative

research design, adopting semi-structured

interviews to collect employee perceptions. These

teachers identified a five-element framework for

leadership programs: School and Community;

Working With and Through Others; System

Understandings and Practice; Leadership

Wellbeing; and Special Character. This paper

proposes a number of recommendations that may

assist in the development of aspiring and novice

school leadership preparation and development

programs within this faith-based education


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