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Title Educational leadership for social justice and improving high-needs schools : findings from 10 years of international collaboration / edited by Bruce G. Barnett, Philip A. Woods
Published Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2021]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 284 pages)
Series International research on school leadership
International research on school leadership.
Contents Part I. History and reflection of the Isldn. Introduction -- International educational leadership projects -- Socially just school leadership : ten years of learning from each other -- What factors help and hinder the work of social justice leaders? A summary of findings from the social justice leadership strand -- The international school leadership development network's high-needs schools strand : ten years of history -- Review of methodological approaches in studies of high-needs schools across multinational contexts -- Part II. Cross-strand and cross-country comparison. From the mouths of babes : policy recommendations from P-12 students -- Leading successfully in high-needs contexts : Australian and New Zealand cases -- A comparison of social justice leadership meaning and praxis : the interplay of unique social cultural contexts in Turkish, Palestinian, and Lebanese high-needs schools -- Economic, cultural, associational, and critical justice in schools in Catalonia, Spain and Baja California, Mexico : a pilot study -- Social justice leadership in high-need contexts : strategies from principals in Spain , Mexico, and the United States -- Leadership for sustained school improvement in a high-need school in Nepal and in southern California : vital practices and processes in fostering learning -- Social justice imperatives for leaders in high-needs schools : research from ISLDN studies and issues for future consideration -- What have we learned about social justice leadership in struggling and underserved schools and communities?
Summary "To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN), this book is a compilation of the work conducted by network scholars. This volume is the first comprehensive overview of the studies conducted by ISLDN members engaged in examining how social justice leaders and leaders of high-need schools address the social conditions, learning experiences, and performance of their students. Other international school leadership research consortia have emerged in the 21st century; however, the ISLDN is the second longest operating project, after the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). Since its creation in 2010, ISLDN scholars have delivered papers at a variety of international conferences and shared findings in research publications, including books and special issues of journals. Until now, ISLDN research findings have been disseminated separately for the project's two strands: (a) social justice leadership and (b) leadership in underperforming high-need schools. Therefore, the purpose of the book is to document the history and evolution of the ISLDN and to provide descriptions and reflections of the project's research findings, methodologies, and collaborative processes across the two strands. This volume captures studies of school leaders from 19 countries representing six continents - Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. The authors examine important external and internal contextual factors influencing schools in different cultural settings and provide insights about the values and practices of social justice leaders working in high-need school settings. Numerous practical strategies are provided for school leaders working in schools with similar conditions. The concluding chapter by the co-editors synthesizes the structural factors, personal beliefs and values, and contextualized change management strategies that shape school leaders' actions aimed at ensuring the best learning outcomes for their students. Besides capturing the range of findings emerging from various ISLDN studies conducted over the past decade, several chapters critically examine the project's current contributions to the field. Authors suggest broadening the dissemination of our findings to increase the visibility of the project, expanding the research methods beyond qualitative interviews, incorporating studies from non-Anglophone countries, and augmenting the scope of our analyses and research focus. These researchers' journeys also reveal the obstacles to and benefits of engaging in these types of international collaborative research ventures"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 08, 2021)
Subject School improvement programs -- Longitudinal studies
Low-performing schools -- Longitudinal studies
Educational leadership -- Longitudinal studies
Social justice.
Social Justice
Educational leadership
Low-performing schools
School improvement programs
Social justice
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies
Form Electronic book
Author Barnett, Bruce G., editor.
Woods, Philip A., 1950- editor.
LC no. 2020055692
ISBN 1648023746