Details for Educational Leadership


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU520
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Educational Leadership

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the biblical and theological foundations for a Christian educational leadership.
  • Critically analyse assessment and reporting data to inform instructional design decisions.
  • Design a School Improvement and Staff Appraisal Plan.
  • Critically analyse various leadership models in the light of divergent philosophies of Christian Education.
  • Identify and apply the transformational servant leadership conceptual framework underpinning this subject.
  • Integrate leadership principles with organisational development and succession planning.

Assessment Methods

Forum, Project, Essay

Representative References

Blomberg, Doug, “The Formation of Character: Spiritually Seeking Justice”, The Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 10, 2 (Autumn 2006): 91-110.

Bolman, Lee and Deal, Terrence, Reframing the Path to School Leadership: A Guide for Teachers and Principals, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks CA: Corwin Press, 2010.

Caldwell, Brian J., Raising the Stakes: From Improvement to Transformation in the Reform of Schools. London:Routledge, 2008.

Caldwell, B.J. & Spinks, J. The Self-Transforming School, Oxford, Routledge, 2013.

Cordeiro, Paula A. and William G. Cunningham, Educational Leadership: A Bridge to Improved Practice 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson, 2012.

Duignan, P. & Gurr, D. (Eds) Leading Australia’s Schools, Sydney: ACEL and DEST, 2007. 

Etherington, Matthew, “Is Christian Schooling Really at Loggerheads with the Ideas of Diversity and Tolerance? A Rejoinder”, Education Research & Perspectives, 35, 2 (2008): 112-137.

Greenleaf, Robert K. The Servant as Leader. The Robert K. Greenleaf Centre, Indianapolis, USA, 1970.

Greenleaf, Robert K. On Becoming a Servant-Leader. Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, San Francisco, 1996.

Grogan, Margaret and Michael Fullan, eds, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

Grogan, Margaret and Charol Shakeshaft, Women and Educational Leadership. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Long, A  “Sharing the Vista with our Students: Why an Integrated Approach to Christian Teaching is Imperative”, The Christian Teacher’s Journal,17, 1(February 2009): 4-7.

Marshall, Stephanie Pace, The Power to Transform: Leadership that Brings Learning and Schooling to Life. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Marzano, Robert J. School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results, Moorabbin VIC: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2006.

O’Donighue, T., & Clarke, S. Leading Learning. Abingdon, Routledge, 2010.

Palmer, P J. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, 10th edition. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Shields, C.N. Transformative Leadership in Education, Oxford, Routledge, 2013.

Yukl, Gary, Leadership in Organizations, 8th edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Education, 2012.