Educating School Leaders Toolset
for equity and learning
The effectiveness of school leadership capacity building is reflected upon how well school leaders can adapt
to their new roles and how competent they can become in co-designing and co-implementing policies for equity and learning in their school,
as well as in encouraging the establishment of participative, democratic school cultures.
Recruitment, selection and retention of quality school leaders
Reform policies on how school leaders are recruited and selected and on the career paths available to them are critical to school leadership capacity building.
The policy challenge is to design and support innovative, transparent mechanisms for recruiting and selecting school leaders, design attractive career development opportunities, and establish replacement procedures that ensure a balance between school continuity and change.
Policy planning should focus on ensuring that:
What we mean by School Leadership Capacity?
A school’s leadership capacity for equity and learning can be defined as the collective ability of a school
to harness the potential of processes and dynamics of the school system, the school and its members, to generate and lead coordinated action
that addresses effectively challenges of equity and learning.