Studies in Educational Leadership

US and Cross-National Policies, Practices, and Preparation

Implications for Successful Instructional Leadership, Organizational Learning, and Culturally Responsive Practices

Editors: Ylimaki, Rose M., Jacobson, Stephen L. (Eds.)

  • Provides comparative cross-national perspectives on key issues of school leadership
  • Largest international study of educational leadership and preparation worldwide
  • Ties educational policy to successful school leadership practice
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As educational policy trends converge in many countries, such as demands for greater accountability, decentralization, and more culturally sensitive practices for an increasingly diverse student body, there is growing interest in cross-national comparisons and generalizations about leadership qualities and practices that result in successful schools. US and Cross-National Policies, Practices and Preparation:  Implications for Successful Instructional Leadership, Organizational Learning, and Culturally Responsive Practices fills that need by bringing together triads of scholars from the International Study of Successful School Principals (ISSPP) to make direct comparisons among policies and practices in the U.S. with those in other national contexts, and then to draw implications for improving leadership preparation. 

 

This book provides theories and empirical case study examples of instructional leadership, organizational learning, and culturally responsive practices as they are shaped by political, economic, and cultural factors in seven different national contexts. The seven countries featured in this book are the U.S., Australia, Denmark, England, Sweden, Norway, and Cyprus. The book begins with an overview of the ISSPP, including its underlying theoretical framework, its research methodologies employed, its limitations and how analyses of the project’s data and findings evolved from the first phase of the study to its current focus.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Comparative Perspectives: An Overview of Seven Educational Contexts

    Jacobson, Stephen L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Converging Policy Trends

    Leithwood, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Leading Organisational Learning and Capacity Building

    Day, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Democratic Instructional Leadership in Australia, Denmark, and the United States

    Ylimaki, Rose M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • Culturally Responsive Practices

    Johnson, Lauri (et al.)

    Pages 75-101

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3541-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US and Cross-National Policies, Practices, and Preparation
Book Subtitle
Implications for Successful Instructional Leadership, Organizational Learning, and Culturally Responsive Practices
Editors
  • Rose M. Ylimaki
  • Stephen L. Jacobson
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0542-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0542-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0541-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3541-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
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