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Anne Malcolm

Doctor of Education, (Education)
Study Completed: 2013
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
The professional learning pathways of urban New Zealand Primary Principals: A case study into the beliefs, practices and perceived impact of professional learning on primary principals

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Mrs Malcolm’s case study research contributes to the school leadership literature considering the roles of formal and informal learning for urban New Zealand primary principals. Her exploration into the beliefs, practices, and perceived impact of professional learning provides twelve recommendations for future policy makers. Her study identifies the need for diverse modes of learning, varied pathways to principalship, a minimum Masters Leadership qualification requirement, and the imperative expectation that learning is on-going and meaningful.

Associate Professor Jenny Poskitt