Special Issue "How School Leadership Influences Student Learning"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Dr. Jingping Sun
The point of departure for this special journal issue is the now robust body of empirical evidence about the significant contributions of school leadership to student learning. While more research about student learning effects of leader’s work remains worthwhile, the most urgent next step for leadership researchers is to better understand how the largely indirect effects of school leadership eventually come to enhance the learning of students? Through what “paths” does this influence flow? Which proximal variables potentially open to leadership influence, are likely to have the greatest effects on students? In terms of how this issue has been conceptualized by some in the leadership field, the issue will be an exploration of the “mediated”, or mediated and moderated, effects conception of school leader impact.
Papers reporting original research, as well as systematic reviews of research and primarily theoretical papers are welcome for the issue.
Prof. Kenneth Leithwood
Dr. Jingping Sun
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- student learning
- indirect influence
- critical path
- school improvement