Studies in Educational Leadership

How School Leaders Contribute to Student Success

The Four Paths Framework

Editors: Leithwood, Kenneth, Sun, Jingping, Pollock, Katina (Eds.)

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  • Describes a well-developed and coherent framework for improving schools and student learning
  • Adds many different perspectives from independent and well-known scholars
  • Discusses an approach to school leadership that comes from providing evidence-based guidance
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While considerable evidence indicates that school leaders are able to make important contributions to the success of their students, much less is known about how such contributions are made. This book provides a comprehensive account of research aimed at filling this gap in our knowledge, along with guidelines about how school leaders might use this knowledge for their own school improvement work. 
Leadership practices known to be effective for improving student success are outlined in the first section of the book while the remaining sections identify four “paths” along which the influence of those practices “flow” to exercise an influence on student success. Each of the Rational, Emotional, Organizational and Family paths are populated by conditions or variables known to have relatively direct effects on student success and also open to influence by effective leadership practices. 
While the Four Path framework narrows the attention of school leaders to a still-considerable number conditions known to contribute to student success, it leaves school leaders the autonomy to select, for improvement efforts, the sub-set of conditions that make the most sense in their own local circumstances. The approach to leadership described in this book provides evidence-based guidance on what to lead and flexibility on how to lead for purposes of improving student learning. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Leithwood, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • A Model of Successful School Leadership from the International Successful School Principalship Project

    Gurr, David

    Pages 15-29

  • The Ontario Leadership Framework: Successful School Leadership Practices and Personal Leadership Resources

    Leithwood, Kenneth

    Pages 31-43

  • Leadership and Learning: Conceptualizing Relations Between School Administrative Practice and Instructional Practice

    Spillane, James

    Pages 49-67

  • Effects of Distributed Leadership on School Academic Press and Student Achievement

    Malloy, John (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How School Leaders Contribute to Student Success
Book Subtitle
The Four Paths Framework
Editors
  • Kenneth Leithwood
  • Jingping Sun
  • Katina Pollock
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50980-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50980-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50979-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84537-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 365
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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