This book contributes significantly to our understanding of successful school leaders by describing similarities and differences in the work of such leaders in countries ranging from England to Australia, the United States to Norway, and Sweden to Hong Kong. Bringing together case study research, the book helps explain what all successful principals do and the ways in which context shapes some of their work.
Table of Contents1. Starting With What We Know: K. Leithwood and C. Day. 2. Successful School Principalship in Tasmania: B. Mulford. 3. Models of Successful Principal Leadership: Victorian Case Studies: D. Gurr and L. Drysdale. 4. Sustaining Success in Challenging Contexts: Leadership in English Schools: C. Day. 5. Successful Leadership Based on Democratic Values: J. Møller et al. 6. Successful Principalship – The Swedish Case: J. Höög, O. Johansson and A. Olofsson. 7. Communicative Strategies among Successful Danish School Principals: L. Moos et al. 8. Successful Leadership: Does Context Matter and If so, How?: D. Belchetz and K. Leithwood. 9. Successful Principalship in Shanghai: A Case Study: K. Wong. 10. Against the Odds: Successful Principals in Challenging U.S. Schools: C. Giles et al. 11. Building and Sustaining Successful Principalship: Key Themes: C. Day and K. Leithwood. 12. What We Learned: A Broad View: K. Leithwood and C. Day.