Leadership practices of noveles principals for educational inclusion

Mariá Verónica Leiva Guerrero, Joaquín Gairin Sallán, Sebastián Guerra San Martín

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This article is part of a larger investigation, project, and refers to inclusive leadership practices in novel principals, in terms of what they do, why and which purpose they have for implementing these practices. In order to achieve that objective, we carried out a Multiple Case/Collective Case Study of transversal nature by applying an in-depth interview to 9 novel principals of public Elementary and High Schools from the Valparaíso region. Data were processed through the Discourse analysis technique. The most relevant findings noted that inclusive leadership practices are situated in four dimensions: Organization redesign with a focus on inclusive issues, inclusive professional development, attention to diverse learning and establishment of an inclusive culture in the center. The dimension of organization redesign with a focus on inclusive issues showed the most presence in terms of assigning functions to the existing work teams, modifying the regulations about school coexistence and creating the conditions for collaborative work. It is very important for novel principals to have a work environment that will allow for the cohesion of the perceptions that members of the school Community have regarding their job and their social role in the institution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalAula abierta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Novel
  • Practices
  • Principal


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