Journal article

Leading High Need Schools: Findings from the International School Leadership Development Network

D Gurr, Lawrie Drysdale

International Studies in Educational Administration | Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper provides a synthesis of the six papers contained in this special issue of International Studies in Educational Administration (ISEA) focused on cases from the high needs school group of the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN). The paper provides background information about the ISLDN and summaries of the papers. Comparing the papers, there was evidence that principals adapted their interventions or practices to suit their school’s context, that despite different contexts there were educational leadership commonalities that described much of the work of the principals, the principals were best described as entrepreneurs and leaders rather than managers, and ..

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