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Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) in CEO Schools

The PALL CEO professional learning and research project was a collaborative effort between the Fogarty Learning Centre at Edith Cowan University and 16 Catholic primary schools. It was initiated by the principal of Star of the Sea Primary School, Tim Emery, who coordinated involvement of the other schools.

The aims of the project were to:

  • develop principal and school leader understanding of the key elements of the reading process, and how these skills are developed in beginning reading;
  • enhance classroom teachers’ use of effective teaching strategies around reading instruction; and
  • support school leaders in the development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based literacy intervention in schools.

Project components included five professional learning modules for school leaders, leadership mentors, teacher conference days and a range of frameworks and resources to support literacy interventions at the school level.

Funding agency

The Western Australian Catholic Education Office

Project duration

2012 - 2013


Researchers

Associate Professor Deslea Konza
Mr Paul Woodley
Mr Sam De Leo
Mrs Helen Dixon

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