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By Michelle Anderson, Michelle Davis, Peter Douglas, David Lloyd, Barrey Niven, Hilary Thiele

A Collective Act: major a small institution explores the features of, the context for, and the demanding situations to winning management. It identifies what the study says approximately small institution management after which tells 5 compelling tales of prime in such settings, from throughout Australia. jointly, the study and the situations current a powerful argument for greater realizing this special context of leadership.

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9, no. 1, pp. 61–68. Given the prevalence of small schools in rural locations, a body of work well worth reading comes from an international symposium on rural education held in 2009 at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia. This symposium, the brainchild of members from the National Centre for Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR) and South Korea’s New University for Regional Innovation (NURI) Teacher Education Innovation Centre (NURI-TEIC), included keynotes and refereed papers along the themes of: • Promoting rural policy initiatives; • Nurturing the rural teacher experience; • Enhancing rural student experience and growth; • Optimising the curriculum; • Improving resources in rural schools; and • Addressing special issues in rural education.

Five domains of school leadership were developed and each was associated with an effect size in relation to student outcomes. 84 effect size). They not only promote but directly participate with teachers in formal and informal professional learning. 42 effect size). They have direct involvement in the support and evaluation of teaching through regular classroom visits and the provision of formative and summative feedback to teachers, and they take direct oversight of curriculum through school-wide coordination across classes and year levels and alignment to school goals.

When? Overall, the student enrolments across Australia’s states and territories are uneven. 17 These shifts in student enrolments can place unique pressures on small schools, such as a constant threat of closure. 18 A data set from over 5000 young people was selected for further scrutiny. These young people were living outside of major Australian cities and their surrounding suburbs (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne and Perth). The pursuit of postsecondary school opportunities, especially university, was found to be a key influence on the likelihood of a young person moving to a major city in their late teens and early adulthood.

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