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A number of dedicated leadership centres in Australia exist, such as the South Australian Centre for Leaders (SACLE). Perhaps unique to Australia are the national professional association providers—Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL) and Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council (APAPDC). Both encompass a wide membership base of school leaders, the latter a professional body owned by the four Australian peak principals’ associations (Anderson et al. 2007).
Ideally, leadership learning programs should provide for the needs of all learners and learning styles. In practice, this is not always the case, and programs targeted at specific groups are working towards filling an important current gap in leadership learning. Other reviews, such as Ingvarson et al. (2006), have noted a similar pattern in the emphasis and sophistication of professional learning programs for prospective and established school leaders. indd 25 31/1/08 3:14:21 PM 26 Learning for Leadership In Australia, perhaps in response to changes in the workforce and context, a number of programs specifically target women, notable examples being the Victorian Department of Education’s Eleanor Davis program and the Western Australian Leadership Centre’s program of activities for women.
Her leadership points to potential areas of engagement around difference. Her research also serves to highlight areas of discrimination in such areas as experiences of sexism at the time of appointment, and questions of credibility to lead once the women were in the position of head. This helps to illuminate barriers to realising inclusion for women in the context of school leadership. Knowing what the barriers are, as identified in the earlier discussion about school leader succession research in Australia, provides an important basis from which school systems can configure to overcome them.