Studies in Educational Leadership

School Leadership - International Perspectives

Editors: Huber, Stephan Gerhard (Ed.)

  • Vividly reflects the ideas and experiences regarding current issues and trends in school leadership and leadership development from both research and practice perspectives
  • Gives valuable new insights from recent research findings and their consequences for the leadership of schools
  • Draws special attention to the growing importance of activities to professionalize school leaders
  • Serves as an indispensable work for those who wish to be up-to-date on school leadership development
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Research into school effectiveness in recent decades has corroborated the theory that the school leader has a pivotal role to play in making their school a successful institution and especially in its improvement. In fact, the school leader is most often cited as the key factor in a school’s development.

Reflecting the importance it is given in today’s education landscape, this book explores the latest trends in school leadership from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Each chapter provides insight into an aspect of current research and analyzes its consequences for school leadership, with many offering internationally comparative assessments. Detailed case studies come from as far afield as Hong Kong and Canada. Among other things, chapter authors look at the growing importance placed on activities to "professionalize" school leaders, such as training and development programs and selection procedures. They also examine the professional standing and the level of decision-making authority that school leaders have in various countries.

In view of the ever-increasing burden of responsibility placed on higher management to safeguard and enhance the quality of education they provide, school leadership is now a core concern of policy makers. In addition, most countries are undertaking fundamental education reforms that will have a major influence on the nature of school leadership. Offering the most up-to-date research on this central issue, this book will both inform and shape the debate.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Improving Schools in Hong Kong: A Description of the Improvement Model and Some Reflections on Its Impact on Schools, Teachers and School Principals

    West, Mel (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Measuring the Social and Civic Objectives of Schools1

    Ahlström, Björn (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Educational Leadership for Democracy and Social Justice

    Zachrisson, Eliabeth (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • School Leadership Effectiveness: The Growing Insight in the Importance of School Leadership for the Quality and Development of Schools and Their Pupils

    Huber, Stephan Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

  • The Principal as Educational Leader: What Makes the Difference

    Chirichello, Michael

    Pages 79-100

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eBook $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Leadership - International Perspectives
Editors
  • Stephan Gerhard Huber
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3501-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3501-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3500-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3154-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 328
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