School Leadership Toolkit
for equity and learning


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Further reading
  • Ackoff, R. L. (1974). Redesigning the Future: a system approach to societal problems. NY: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Bal, J. & de Jong, J. (2007). Improving School Leadership - OECD Review. Background Report for the Netherlands. OECD, Paris.
  • Branch, G. F., Hanushek, E. A. & Rivkin, S. G. (2012). Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals. CALDER Working Paper No. 66.
  • Brown, K. M. (2004). Leadership for Social Justice and Equity: Weaving a Transformative Framework and Pedagogy. Educational Administration Quarterly, 40, (1), 77-108.
  • Coelli, M., & Green, D. A. (2012). Leadership effects: School principals and student outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 31(1), 92-109.
  • El Haj, T. R. A. (2007). Equity, Difference, and Everyday Practice: Taking a Relational Approach. Annenberg Institute for School Reform: Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://annenberginstitute.org/equity/pdf/Essay_El-Haj.pdf
  • Eurydice (2007). School Autonomy in Europe. Policies and Measures. Eurydice Thematic Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/090EN.pdf
  • Eurydice (2013a). Key Data on Teachers and School Leaders in Europe, 2013 Edition. European Commission, Education and Training.
  • Eurydice (2013b). Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Retrieved December 10, 2013 from http://www.oecd.org/education/school/44374889.pdf
  • Eurydice (2013c). Teachers' and School Heads Salaries and Allowances. Eurydice Facts & Figures. European Commission, Education and Training.
  • Field, S., Kuczera, M. and Pont, B. (2007). No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education. Paris: OECD Publishing.
  • Fisher, F. (2003). Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gaetane, G. M., Adams, C., & Garn, G. (2008). Renewing the Ed.D.: A University K-12 Partnership to Prepare School Leaders. In G. M. Gaetane and A. H. Normore (Eds.), Educational Leadership Preparation Innovation and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Ed.D. and Graduate Education. London: Palgrave.
  • Harris, A. (2009), (Ed.). Distributed leadership: different perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Hess, F., & Kelly, A. (2007). Learning to lead: What gets taught in principal-preparation programs. Teachers College Record, 109 (1), 244–274.
  • Hooge, E., T. Burns and H. Wilkoszewski (2012). Looking Beyond the Numbers: Stakeholders and Multiple School Accountability. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 85. OECD Publishing. Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k91dl7ct6q6-en
  • Jenlink, P. (2009). Equity issues for today's educational leaders: meeting the challenge of creating equitable schools for all. Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
  • Kollias (Ed.) (2013). Critical Factors in the discourse on SL from the perspective of equity and learning. EPNoSL Project Del. 2.1.
  • Kollias, A. and Hatzopoulos, P. (Eds.) (2013). Briefing Notes on School Leadership Policy Development & Background Papers on School Leadership. The EPNoSL Project, Del. 5.1, Annex.
  • Krüger, M. (2009). The Big Five of school leadership competences in the Netherlands. School Leadership & Management, 29(2), 109-127.
  • Leithwood, K. & Mascall, B. (2008). Collective Leadership Effects on Student Achievement. Educational Administration Quarterly, 44(4), 529-561.
  • Leithwood, K. A., Louis, K. S., Anderson, S., & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). Review of research: How leadership influences student learning. Toronto: University of Minnesota.
  • Leithwood, K., Harris, A., & Hopkins, D. (2008). Seven strong claims about successful school leadership. School leadership and management, 28(1), 27-42.
  • Levine, A. (2005). Educating school leaders. Washington, DC: Education Schools Project.
  • Lumby, J. (2013). Leading for equality in a changing Europe. In A. Kollias (Ed.), Critical Factors in the discourse on SL from the perspective of equity and learning. EPNoSL Project Del. 2.1 (Also in Kollias and Hatzopoulos, 2013).
  • Lumby, J., Walker, A., Bryant M., Bush T., and Bjork. L. (2009). Research on Leadership Preparation in a Global Context. In M. Young, G. Crow, J. Murphy, R. Ogawa (Eds.), Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders. New York: Routledge.
  • Mac Ruairc, G. (2013). Including Inclusion: Exploring inclusive education for school leadership. In A. Kollias and P. Hatzopoulos (Eds.), Briefing Notes on School Leadership Policy Development & Background Papers on School Leadership. The EPNoSL Project.
  • Moos, L. (2013). Diverse Perspectives and Hopes on Autonomy in School Leadership. In A. Kollias (Ed.), Critical Factors in the discourse on SL from the perspective of equity and learning. EPNoSL Project, Del. 2.1.
  • Niesche, R., & Keddie, A. (2011). Foregrounding issues of equity and diversity in educational leadership. School Leadership and Management, 31(1), 65-77.
  • OECD (2008). Improving School Leadership - Volume 1: Policy and Practice, Volume 2: Case Studies on System Leadership. Paris: OECD. Retrieved December 10, 2013 from http://www.oecd.org/education/school/improvingschoolleadership-home.htm
  • OECD (2012). Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools. Paris: OECD Publishing. Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/50293148.pdf
  • Ritchey, T. (2011). Wicked problems–social messes: Decision support modeling with morphological analysis (Vol. 17). Springer.
  • Rittel, H. W., & Webber, M. M. (1973). Dilemmas in a general theory of planning. Policy sciences, 4(2), 155-169.
  • Schleicher, A. (Ed.) (2012). Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century: Lessons from around the World. OECD Publishing. Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264xxxxxx-en
  • Skrla, L., Scheurich, J., Garcia, J., and Nolly, G. (2004). Equity Audits: A Practical Leadership Tool for Developing Equitable and Excellent Schools. Educational Administration Quarterly, 40(1), 133-161.
  • Woods, P. A. & Roberts, A. (2013). Distributed Leadership and Social Justice: A case study investigation of distributed leadership and the extent to which it promotes social justice and democratic practices (UK). In L. Moos & P. Hatzopoulos (Eds.), School Leadership as a driving force for equity and learning. Comparative perspective. EPNoSL Project, Del. 4.1.

    Content development
    The introduction to the School Leadership Toolkit has been prepared by Andreas Kollias of the Educational Research & Evaluation Group, Foundation for Research and Technology (Greece), for the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL).