Principal Leadership for Parent-School-Community Engagement in Disadvantaged Schools Project
There are strong links between parent-school-community engagement and children's learning academically, socially and emotionally. While educationally disadvantaged schools tend to have lower parent-school-community engagement levels, Queensland shows high levels of parent-school community engagement for some of these schools. This research seeks to investigate how principal leadership facilitates engagement in four Queensland primary schools. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the research will explore the principal leadership practices that enable these schools to engage parent/community members. These case studies will: a) provide examples of good practice; b) support future research; and c) aid in the development of a measure of parent-school community engagement.