Upon reflecting, the greatest limitation I can see is that most principals simply don't have the extensive knowledge that is required. Personally, I have been out of classroom teaching for over 15 years, so my knowledge of curriculum is no longer detailed, nor am I credible in this. Secondly, considering the medical model: in the common doctor/'healthy' patient relationship, there is minimal ongoing interaction and relationship. There is certainly trust, but that is generally based on the doctor's reputation, qualification and practice. The principal/teacher relationship has ongoing, daily interaction, communication and relationship at a deeper level that the medical model may not take sufficiently into account. 

Kate Lyon


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