Studies in Educational Leadership

Transnational Influences on Values and Practices in Nordic Educational Leadership

Is there a Nordic Model?

Editors: Moos, Lejf (Ed.)

  • Compares thinking and practice across all Nordic educational systems
  • Links transnational trends and tendencies to national governance and discourses
  • Analyses contemporary features in educational leadership in different national contexts
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This book explores to what extent transnational influences change national/local values and practices in the Nordic educational systems. It provides country cases and thematic chapters that give nuanced insights into the influence of transnational agencies on national governance and discourses. It describes how national discourses and regulation influences school leadership values, culture and practice, in competition with traditional values.

The transnational and global discourse on educational leadership is mostly formed according to Anglo-American thinking and tradition. Pivotal foundations of this discourse are strong hierarchical societies/class societies with liberal democracies, and clearly streamed education systems. The Nordic discourse, however, builds on a more equal society and flat hierarchies with participatory democracy, and on comprehensive schooling with strong local community roots. Leadership thinking and practices are formed by the culture and context they are part of: they are primarily shaped by the national/local values, traditions and practices, and only partially shaped by politics, discourses and literature. Due to the fact that a great deal of the literature that is being used in the Nordic contexts is of Anglo-American origin and many of the research projects have Anglo-American foundations, it is difficult to distinguish the sources for leadership thinking and practice. This book distinguishes the Nordic from the Anglo-American thinking and presents important findings and arguments for leadership practitioners inside as well as outside the Nordic countries.​

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Prelude: Tuning the Instrument

    Moos, Lejf

    Pages 1-16

  • Denmark: New Links Between Education and Economics

    Moos, Lejf (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Educational Leadership in Finland or Building a Nation with Bildung

    Uljens, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Transnational Influence and Educational Policy in Iceland

    Hansen, Börkur

    Pages 49-60

  • Norway: Centralisation and Decentralisation as Twin Reform Strategies

    Møller, Jorunn (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6225-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9608-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Influences on Values and Practices in Nordic Educational Leadership
Book Subtitle
Is there a Nordic Model?
Editors
  • Lejf Moos
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6226-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6226-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6225-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9608-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 228
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