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A Decade of Research on School Principals

Cases from 24 Countries

  • Gathers contemporary research on school leadership from 24 countries in one volume

  • Provides many examples of school leadership roles, practices and education

  • Discusses educational policies and practices

  • Contains original research reports

Part of the book series: Studies in Educational Leadership (SIEL, volume 21)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. International School Principal Research

    • Helene Ärlestig, Christopher Day, Olof Johansson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Social Democratic Welfare Countries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Iceland: Research on Principals in Iceland

      • Börkur Hansen
      Pages 39-60
    3. Finland: Finnish Principal

      • Mika Risku, Seppo Pulkkinen
      Pages 61-75
    4. Norway: Researching Norwegian Principals

      • Jorunn Møller
      Pages 77-101
    5. Sweden: Swedish School Leadership Research – An Important but Neglected Area

      • Helene Ärlestig, Olof Johansson, Elisabet Nihlfors
      Pages 103-122
  4. Former East European Countries with a Fast Transition to Democratic Societies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Estonia: School Leadership in Estonia 2001–2013

      • Hasso Kukemelk, Jüri Ginter
      Pages 125-135
    3. Latvia: School Principals and Leadership Research in Latvia

      • Dainuvite Bluma, Ineta Daiktere
      Pages 137-160
    4. Poland: Contemporary Research on School Principals and Leadership

      • Joanna Madalińska-Michalak
      Pages 161-184
  5. English Speaking Countries with a Commonwealth Connection

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Canada: Principal Leadership in Canada

      • Katina Pollock, David Cameron Hauseman
      Pages 211-244
    3. England: School Leadership Research in England

      • Christopher Day, Paul Armstrong
      Pages 245-268
    4. New Zealand Principals: Autonomy at a Cost

      • Cathy Wylie, Graeme Cosslett, Jacky Burgon
      Pages 269-290
  6. School Systems with a Clear National Administrative and Control Structure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 305-305

About this book

This book provides a unique map of the focus and directions of contemporary research on school leadership since 2000 in 24 countries. Each of these directions has its own particular cultural, educational and policy history. Taken together, the various chapters in the volume provide a rich and varied mosaic of what is currently known and what is yet to be discovered about the roles and practices of principals, and their contributions to the improvement of teaching and the learning and achievement of students. The particular foci and methodological emphases of the research reported illustrate the different phases in the development of educational policies and provision in each country. This collection is an important addition to existing international research that has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that the influence of school principals is second only to that of teachers in their capacity to impact students’ progress and achievement and to promote equity and social justice.

Keywords

  • analyses of contemporary leadership research
  • basic facts on school systems in 24 countries
  • contemporary research on principals
  • cultural, educational and policy histories
  • educational cultures and policies
  • educational leadership
  • principals' leadership
  • principals' role
  • principals' work
  • school governance
  • school leadership practices and policies
  • school systems

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Principal Development, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

    Helene Ärlestig, Olof Johansson

  • Centre for Research on Educational Leadership and Management, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Christopher Day

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Decade of Research on School Principals

  • Book Subtitle: Cases from 24 Countries

  • Editors: Helene Ärlestig, Christopher Day, Olof Johansson

  • Series Title: Studies in Educational Leadership

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23027-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-23026-9Published: 23 November 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34926-8Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-23027-6Published: 13 November 2015

  • Series ISSN: 1572-3909

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-0130

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 543

  • Topics: Organization and Leadership, Educational Policy and Politics

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-23027-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)