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Educational Leadership in Policy

Challenges and Implementation Within Europe

Editors: Ingþórsson, Á.H., Alfirević, N., Pavičić, J., Vican, D. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the challenges of developing and implementing educational leadership in South-East Europe and the Nordic-Baltic region
  • Sheds light on often neglected educational contexts to analyse the challenges of implementing effective leadership
  • Interweaves qualitiative and empirical data with solid theoretical framework
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This book analyzes the challenges of developing and implementing effective policies for educational leadership in South-East Europe (SEE) and the Nordic-Baltic region. While individual countries from the Nordic-Baltic region are praised for their educational achievements, the SEE region could be considered as a (post)transitional landscape: these two educational contexts present their own unique challenges, notably international benchmarking and the ‘Europeization’ of educational policy. Seamlessly integrating theoretical framework with the goals and experiences of actors and practitioners, the editors and contributors build an accessible overview of existing policy research and its conflicting theoretical perspectives. Often disregarded by the mainstream literature, the countries and regions chosen provide a snapshot into the challenges of developing policies for educational leadership. This thoughtful yet practical volume will be of interest and value not only to students and scholars of educational leadership in these regions, but to practitioners and policy makers more widely.

About the authors

Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson is Head of the Education and Culture Division at RANNIS (The Icelandic Centre for Research), Iceland. Nikša Alfirević is Professor in the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism at the University of Split, Croatia, and Researcher at the Scientific Center of Excellence for School Effectiveness and Management, Croatia. Jurica Pavičić is Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and Principal Researcher at the Scientific Center of Excellence for School Effectiveness and Management, Croatia. Dijana Vican is Professor at the Department of Education at the University of Zadar, Croatia.

Reviews

“This book represents perhaps the first step taken to 'unpack' the diversity of educational leadership and management in Europe. The emerging acceptance of educational leadership as situated in particular national contexts demands that we give greater attention to documenting, analyzing and synthesizing this diversity. This volume begins to fill in a key blank spot in global scholarship by placing the spotlight on Europe in educational leadership.”(Professor Philip Hallinger, Mahidol University, Thailand)

“This is an important book that makes a magnificent contribution to the field of education policy and leadership. It is an intellectual tour de force that is a must read for anyone interested in the education policy discourse across Europe. It is a contemporary, critical, and cutting-edge book that showcases a wealth of leadership expertise and knowledge.”(Professor Alma Harris, University of Bath, UK)

 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • An Introduction: Challenges of School Leadership Policies in the North-Western and South-Eastern Regions of Europe

    Pages 1-7

    Ingþórsson, Ágúst Hjörtur (et al.)

  • Educational Institutions and Policies at the Crossroads of ‘Liberal’ and ‘Critical’ Theory Influences

    Pages 11-26

    Vlašić, Goran (et al.)

  • The Role of International Benchmarking in Shaping Educational Policy in Small European Countries

    Pages 27-40

    Mihaljević Kosor, Maja (et al.)

  • Educational Policies for School Leadership in Europe: A Comparative Review

    Pages 41-57

    Žiljak, Tihomir

  • Selection and Education of School Principals: A Comparative Overview of Policies

    Pages 59-78

    Popović, Toni (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educational Leadership in Policy
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Implementation Within Europe
Editors
  • Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson
  • Nikša Alfirević
  • Jurica Pavičić
  • Dijana Vican
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99677-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99677-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99676-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 274
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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