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Vice-principals’ work: More than being an instructional leader
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  • Katina Pollock, Western University
  • Fei Wang, University of British Columbia
  • Cameron Hauseman, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
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Teachers are often encouraged to apply for the vice-principal role because they are exceptional, with the understanding that the role has a large instructional leadership component. In reality, however, this is often not the case. As a research team, we conducted a province-wide study of vice-principals’ work in 2016, and discovered that, overwhelmingly, vice-principals do not spend nearly as much time on instructional leadership as they do on administrative tasks and student discipline.

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Pollock, K., Wang, F., & Hauseman, C. (2017, October). Vice-principals’ work: More than being an instructional leader. OPC Register, 19 (3), 20–24.