Converging Policy Trends

  • Kenneth LeithwoodEmail author
  • Stephen L. Jacobson
  • Rose M. Ylimaki
Part of the Studies in Educational Leadership book series (SIEL, volume 12)


This chapter argues that policymakers in one nation need to be cognizant of policy trends from other countries. Specifically, the authors consider converging policy trends for organizational learning , instructional leadership , and culturally responsive practices across the seven nations featured in this volume. The chapter then briefly addresses a convergence of trends related to the pre-service and in-service preparation of school leaders and how this convergence might be influenced by cross-national research.


Student Achievement Pedagogical Content Knowledge Organizational Learning School Leader Leadership Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Leithwood
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen L. Jacobson
    • 2
  • Rose M. Ylimaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University at BuffaloState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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