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Vision and values in independent school leadership : a study of William Nicolle Oats

Given, Sheila 1988 , 'Vision and values in independent school leadership : a study of William Nicolle Oats', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Theories on the phenomenon of leadership have accumulated in this
decade: from them has emerged an appreciation of the significance which
the vision and values of leaders has for their organisations. In this
dissertation, consideration is given to relevant literature, but the
central focus is a study of an individual school leader in the non-government
system of education in Australia. The 'portrait' which is
constructed of him is viewed in the light of findings on outstanding
leadership in many fields. What this leader did, when and where he did
it, and, particularly, why and how he may have performed in the way that
he did, is appraised, in the manner of Lightfoot (1983). The performance
is measured in relation to the philosophical orientations of
Hodgkinson (1983). An assessment is made regarding the contribution to
the achievement of excellent education which the personal vision and
values of this one leader may have made during a long period of

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Given, Sheila
Keywords: Oats, William Nicolle, 1912-1999, Friends' School (Hobart, Tas), School principals, Teachers, Leadership
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Thesis (M. Ed. Stud.)-University of Tasmania, 1989. Bibliography: leaves 104-106

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