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Leading Futures

Leading Futures
Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership

Edited by:
  • Alma Harris - Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK
  • Michelle S. Jones - Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya

© 2015 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A first-of-its-kind book on educational leadership with a global perspective

This book offers multiple perspectives on educational leadership from the viewpoint of scholars, policymakers and practitioners. It considers leadership in context and highlights the importance of cultural influences in shaping and forming leadership practices.

It is primarily concerned with ‘leading futures’ and the challenges faced by leading schools and school systems in an era of fast-paced technological change. It looks at leadership practices across four different levels (system, professional, leader and learner) and explores the connections therein. The book argues that these four levels are often viewed and described independently but in reality they are inherently interconnected and integrally related.

 In short, this book takes a multilevel, multicultural and multicontextual look at contemporary educational–leadership practice. Through this comparative lens, it presents new ideas, knowledge and insights that would be relevant and ultimately useful to educational leaders around the globe.

Alma Harris and Michelle Jones
International Comparisons: Critique, Culture and Context
Leading Futures: System Transformation
Yong Zhao
Who’s Afraid of PISA: The Fallacy of International Assessments of System Performance
Janet H. Chrispeels
Economic Development and Competitiveness: A Primary Driver of School Reform Policy in the USA
Isak Froumin and Anatoly Kasprzhak
Innovative Schools and Their Role in the Education Policy Cycle in Russia
Paula Kwan
School Leadership Development in Hong Kong: Taking a Retrospective and Prospective View on Policy and Practice
Anthony Mackay and Albert Bertani
Movers and Shapers: Reframing System Leadership for the 21st Century
Carol Campbell
Leading System-wide Educational Improvement in Ontario
Leading Futures: Leading Professional Learning
Nicholas Sun-keung Pang and Zoe Lai-mei Leung
Exploring the Practice of Professional Learning Communities: Case of Hong Kong Primary Schools
Corinne Jacqueline Perera, Donnie Adams and Vasu Muniandy
Principal Preparation and Professional Development in Malaysia: Exploring Key Influences and Current Practice
Louisa Rennie
Designing and Developing Australian Principal Certification: With the Profession, for the Profession
Christopher Chapman
Networking for Educational Equity: Rethinking Improvement Within, Between and Beyond Schools
Serge Kosaretsky, Irina Grunicheva, Marina Pinskaya, Alma Harris and Michelle Jones
Leading Professional Learning to Improve Schools in Challenging Circumstances in Russia
Pak Tee Ng
Developing Leaders for Schools in Singapore
Leading Futures: Leading Learning
Karen Edge
Generation X Leaders in Global Cities: Emerging Perspectives on Recruitment, Retention and Succession Planning
James P. Spillane
Getting Beyond Our Fixation with Leaders’ Behaviours: Engaging with Leading Practice for Real
David Reynolds and Daniel Muijs
Leading Effective Pedagogy
Jill Jameson
Leading Future Pedagogies
Alma Harris and Michelle Jones
International Comparisons—Good or Misunderstood?

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ISBN: 9789351502555