The first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration (Leithwood et al.) was published in 1996 and quickly became something of a best seller for reference works within education. Such success, we suggest, was at least partly due to the unprecedented global waves of concern for improving schools launched in the mid 1980's, combined with a widespread belief in leadership as the single most powerful contribution to such improvement. The roots of this belief can be found in evidence produced by the early "effective schools" research, although there is a "romance" with leadership! as an explanation for success in many non-school enterprises, as well. During the two-year period during which this current handbook was being written, activity in the realms of school leadership, school improvement, and leadership development gained further momentum. The English government created its new National College of School Leadership, and several Asian nations announced new initiatives in leadership selection, preparation, and development.
General Editors: K. Leithwood, P. Hallinger. Section Editors: G.C. Furman, P. Gronn, P. Hallinger, K. Leithwood, J. Macbeath, B. Mulford, K. Riley. Preface; K. Leithwood, P. Hallinger. Section 1: Leadership Effects and School Improvement: P. Hallinger. Introduction. 1. What Do You Call People With Visions? Vision, Mission, and Goals in School Leadership and Improvement; P. Hallinger, R. Heck. 2. Leading for Change: Building Capacity for Learning; L. Stoll, et al. 3. Conditions Fostering Educational Change; P. Sleegers, et al. 4. The Changing Context of School Leadership: Implications for Paradigm Shift; Y.C. Cheng. 5. An Alternative Perspective of Educational Leadership for Change: Reflections on Native/Indigenous Ways of Knowing; M.K.P. Ah-Nee-Benham, L.A. Napier. 6. Moving School Leadership Beyond Its Narrow Boundaries: Developing a Cross-Cultural Approach; A. Walker, C. Dimmock. Section 2: Leadership In the Creation of Community: G.C. Furman. Introduction. 7. Cross-Cultural Leadership and Communities of Difference: Thinking about Leading in Diverse Schools; C.M. Shields. 8. The Role of Professional Learning Communities in International Education; J.C. Toole, K.S. Louis. 9. The Role of School Governance in the Creation of School Community; R.G. Croninger, B. Malen. 10. Community as Curriculum; R.J. Starratt. Section 3: Leadership In Diverse Contexts: K. Riley, J. Macbeath. 11. Cultural Isomorphs in Theories and Practice of School Leadership; L. Moos. 12. Connecting School Leadership with Teaching, Learning and Parenting in Diverse Cultural Contexts: Western and Asian Perspectives; C. Dimmock, A. Walker. 13. Mission Integrity: Contemporary Challenges for Catholic School Leaders; G. Grace. 14. Lessons from Successful Leadership in Small Schools; G. Southworth. 15. School Leadership and Self-Assessment: Guiding the Agenda for Change; B. Smith. 16. Boundary-breaking Leadership: A Must for Tomorrow's Learning Communities; J.M. Robertson, C.F. Webber. Section 4: Organizational Learning and Leadership: P. Gronn. Introduction. 17. Leadership and School Results; H. Silins, B. Mulford. 18. Strategic Leadership and Cognition; B. Fidler. 19. Distributed Leadership; P. Gronn. 20. From Teamwork to Teamwork in Education; V. Hall. 21. Enhancing Knowledge in Organizations: Developing Capacity and Capability Through Learning and Leadership; T. Seddon, L. Cairns. 22. Organizational Learning, Organizational Problem Solving, and Models of Mind; V.M.J. Robinson. Section 5: The Context for Educational Leadership in the Twenty-First Century: K. Leithwood. Introduction. 23. Scenarios for Leadership and the Public Good in Education; B.J. Caldwell. 24. Leadership Practices for Accountable Schools; K. Leithwood, et al. 25. Postmodern Expressions of Educational Leadership; L. Sackney, C. Mitchell. 26. School Choice and Educational Leadership: Rethinking the Future of Public Schooling; J. Gaskell. 27. Teacher Leadership, Reflective Practice, and School Improvement; C. Day, A. Harris.
Has a broadly international editorship
Brings together new material and fresh, global insights from 55 well-regarded scholars
Contains 34 chapters organized around six leadership themes
Adds a great deal of new information to the first Handbook