Studies in Educational Leadership

Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change

An International Perspective

Editors: Day, Christopher, Leithwood, Kenneth (Eds.)

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The leadership of school principals is an enormously powerful influence on the quality of schools and the learning of pupils. While the work of principals has been examined intensively over the past 20 years, almost no effort has been made to understand the role from an international or cross-cultural perspective. This book contributes significantly to our understanding of successful school leaders by describing similarities and differences in the work of such leaders in countries ranging from England to Australia, the United States to Norway, Sweden to Hong Kong. Bringing together case study research, the book helps explain what all successful principals do and the ways in which context shapes some of their work.

'The research reported in the book present an interesting and rich picture of successful principals in different socio-cultural contexts and their reponses to national accountability policies. This book will make an important contribution to the existing body of knowledge about leadership practices.'

Prof.dr. P. Sleegers, Faculty of Social- and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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"The research reported in the book presents an interesting and rich picture of successful principals in different socio-cultural contexts and their reponses to national accountability policies. This book will make an important contribution to the existing body of knowledge about leadership practices." Prof.dr. P. Sleegers, Faculty of Social- and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Starting with What we Know

    Pages 1-15

    Leithwood, Kenneth (et al.)

  • Successful School Principalship in Tasmania

    Pages 17-38

    Mulford, Bill

  • Models of Successful Principal Leadership: Victorian Case Studies

    Pages 39-58

    Gurr, David (et al.)

  • Sustaining Success in Challenging Contexts: Leadership in English Schools

    Pages 59-70

    Day, Christopher

  • Successful Leadership Based on Democratic Values

    Pages 71-86

    MØller, Jorunn (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Christopher Day
  • Kenneth Leithwood
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5516-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5516-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5515-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7383-9
Series ISSN
1572-3909
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 205
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