Educational Leadership, Improvement and Change (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2020
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Alfirevi, Nika / Pavii, Jurica
13 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 188 p. 13 illus.
210 x 148 x 13 mm
404 g
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Educational Leadership, Improvement and Change (inbunden)

Educational Leadership, Improvement and Change

Discourse and Systems in Europe

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This book analyses selected critical concepts of policy and practice in educational leadership in five European countries. The editors and contributors cover Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Denmark and Norway, spanning a wide geographical region as well as diverse historical and political contexts. The analyses primarily consider the issues of convergence and divergence in local educational leadership policies and practice that are developing and emerging from traditional structures and discourses under global, trans-national and regional influences. Focusing on both the macro and micro levels, this book examines a range of topics including international benchmarking, inclusive education practices and digital transformation. It will be of interest and value to scholars of educational leadership in Europe, particularly within smaller countries. "Today's local educational leadership policies and practice are connected with the historical roots of five small European countries. In the analysis, perspectives from within each country and comparisons are used interestingly. Both levels of analysis bring out new understandings of the relationship between policy and practice and how they have been related to leadership in a historical discourse. In my opinion the different country chapters and the comparisons represent important new knowledge and I recommended the book as reading for school leaders and policy makers in the field of educational leadership." -Professor Olof Johansson, Umea University, Sweden "The book fills a gap in the research of cross-national research, comparing school leadership issues in two Balkan countries, Croatia and Slovenia, one Baltic country, Lithuania, and two Scandinavian countries, Norway and Denmark. To my knowledge it is the first time there has been this sort of cross-investigation of commonalities and differences in school leadership conditions between these countries in the age of globalization. I am sure that many scholars and practitioners can benefit from this book and hereby recommend it. " -Associate Professor Emeritus Klaus Kasper Kofod, Aarhus University, Denmark
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Lejf Moos is Professor Emeritus in educational leadership at Aarhus University, Denmark. Niksa Alfirevic is Professor of management and Assistant Professor of sociology at the University of Split, Croatia. Jurica Pavicic is Professor of marketing at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Andrej Koren is Professor of leadership and theories of organisation at the International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia. Ljiljana Najev Cacija is Assistant Professor at the University of Split, Croatia.


1. Introduction to Discourse and Systems of Educational Leadership in Europe, Lejf MoosPart I: Country Reports2. Leading Educational Institutions in Croatia: Stuck Between Ambition and Bureaucracy?, Niksa Alfirevic, Maja Mihaljevic Kosor, Lena Malesevic Perovic 3. Global Education Trends and the National Leadership Context: The Case of Slovenia, Andrej Koren and Mateja Brejc4. Three Decades of Lithuanian Education: Self-Identity, Achievements, and Challenges, Rasa Nedzinskaite-Maciuniene, Agne Brandisauskiene, and Inga Minelgaite5. Denmark Report: Educational Leadership Between Two Discourses, Lejf Moos6. Country Report: Norway-School Leadership Conceptions Bowing to Global Isomorphism, Jan Merok PaulsenPart II:Thematic Chapters7. The Role of International Benchmarking in the Convergence/Divergence of European Education, Maja Mihaljevic Kosor, Jurica Pavic ic , and Niksa Alfirevic 8. The Challenge of Digital Transformation in European Education Systems, Nina Begic evic Rede p, Marina Klac mer C alopa, and Katarina Tomic ic Pupek9.The Role of E-Learning and Information Culture in Educational Institutions in Transforming European Education, Sirje Virkus, Valentina Kirinic , and Nina Begic evic Rede p10. Towards an Identification of Critical Success Factors for European Inclusive Education, Ljiljana Najev C ac ija, Niksa Alfirevic , and Sanja Juric 11. Discourses of School Leadership Traveling Across North European School Systems, Jan Merok Paulsen and Lejf Moos12. Discussion: The Space for Manoeuvre Between Autonomy and Autocracy, Lejf Moos.