Work Intensification and the Secondary Vice-Principal Role
Work intensification has increased the workload and complexity of work performed by principals and vice-principals. This case narrative provides an account of work intensification on the secondary vice-principal role. The vice-principal role consists of school operations and instructional leadership duties assigned by the principal. In particular, the role has evolved into “juggling” reactive and urgent school operations tasks with important instructional leadership duties to improve student learning and achievement. The teaching notes address three tensions of the vice-principal role: (a) developing and strengthening personal leadership resources, (b) prioritizing school operations and instructional leadership duties, and (c) striving for work-life balance.
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