Special Issue "Societal Culture and Educational/School Leadership"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: race and educational leadership; teacher migration and identity (overseas trained teachers); corruption in education (principal selection and teacher progression); cross-border and comparative issues and approaches in educational/school leadership
National culture plays an important role in socialising members of any society, and can be seen as the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society. National culture influence the way we interact with each other, and can be seen in:
- how we conduct/approach our work
- our behaviour and habits
- our use of language and our we communicate
- our approach to challenges/ problems and resolving conflicts
- how we negotiate and do business
- how we relate to/treat others
Although there is some research on the practice of school leadership in different cultural settings (Dimmock and Walker, 2005; Lee and Hallinger, 2012; Hallinger and Truong, 2014; Miller, 2016; Miller, 2017), there is relatively little research on the relationship between or how national culture influences or can the practice of school leadership (or aspects of school leadership).
It is recognised that national culture is not only an influence and a shaper of behaviours and attitudes, but also a lens through which we see each other (gender, race, disability, children, religious communities, etc.), as well as how we relate to (communicate with), treat (e.g.: attitudes towards teacher progression, inclusion, etc,) and develop (mentor, support) each other. This Special Issue is an attempt to examine and evaluate how and in what ways national culture or aspects of national culture can or influences the practice of school leadership (or aspects of school leadership). There are no pre-determined topics or themes. However, contributions will need to show a relationship between national cultural practices on the practice of school leadership or an aspect of school leadership. This can be within or between or among different national societies.
15 October 2017: Submission of abstracts
31 March 2018: Submission of 1st complete draft
Prof. Paul Miller
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- national culture
- school / educational leadership
- school leaders
- Dimmock, C. & Walker, A. (2005) Educational Leadership: Culture & Diversity, London: Sage
- Hallinger, P & Truong, D.T (2014). Exploring the contours of context and leadership effectiveness in Vietnam, Leading and Managing 20(2), pp. 43-59.
- House, R.J., Hanges, P.J., Javindan, M., Dorfman, P.W., & Gupta, V. (Eds) (2004). Leadership, culture and organizations: the GLOBE study of 62 societies, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Lee, M. & Hallinger, P. (2012) ‘National contexts influencing principals’ time use and allocation: economic development, societal culture and educational system’. School effectiveness and school improvement, 23 (4), pp. 461-482.
- Miller, P. (2016) Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean: New Insights from a Comparative Approach, London: Bloomsbury
- Miller, P. (2017) (Ed) Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives, London: Palgrave Macmillan