Cross-cultural stories of practice from school leaders

Conway, Joan M. and Andrews, Dorothy and van Jaarsveld, Leentjie and Bauman, Cheryl (2017) Cross-cultural stories of practice from school leaders. In: Cultures of educational leadership: global and intercultural perspectives. Intercultural Studies in Education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, UK, pp. 221-243. ISBN 978-1-137-58566-0

Abstract

Educational leadership has been the subject of a myriad of research studies with a plethora of checklists and frameworks, and most educational systems advocate for the evaluation of school leaders against principles of effective school leadership. However, the complexity of leadership is far more than adhering to predetermined frameworks and standards. This chapter delves deeper into the practices of a small sampling of school leaders as they reveal their stories of school leadership. Three sets of data from Australia, South Africa and Canada have been analysed with an emphasis on exposing the emergent themes, and bringing together a heightened level of understanding of, and empathy for school leadership across three countries.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 July 2018 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 02:15
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: principal leadership; school improvement; leadership roles
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-58567-7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30391

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