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Törnsén, Monika
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Murakami, E. T. & Törnsen, M. (2017). Female secondary school principals: Equity in the development of professional identities. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(5), 806-824
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Female secondary school principals: Equity in the development of professional identities
2017 (English)In: Educational Management Administration & Leadership, ISSN 1741-1432, E-ISSN 1741-1440, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 806-824Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines two female principals in upper secondary schools and the development of their professional identities, focusing on schools in Sweden and Texas, USA. The study is part of a larger international research project with global conversations about what successful leadership means, and asks: in what ways do female secondary school principals' professional identities inform equity issues in leadership with implications for recruitment, hiring, and evaluation practices? Using a feminist post-structural discourse analysis, the findings revealed that even when successful, female leaders in upper secondary schools can be evaluated negatively. These considerations relate to the way in which female principals are recruited, hired, and weighed when appraised, where their contributions may not be fully incorporated to establish equitable processes and procedures to sustain their success in educational leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2017
Keywords
Identity, female, leadership, secondary
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142875 (URN)10.1177/1741143217717273 (DOI)000407898800006 ()
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Törnsén, M. & Ärlestig, H. (2016). Barns och elevers rätt till lärande och utveckling (4ed.). In: Viola Boström, Kjell Lundmark (Ed.), Skoljuridik: (pp. 181-207). Malmö: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns och elevers rätt till lärande och utveckling
2016 (Swedish)In: Skoljuridik / [ed] Viola Boström, Kjell Lundmark, Malmö: Liber, 2016, 4, p. 181-207Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Liber, 2016 Edition: 4
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121388 (URN)9789147112432 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Aas, M. & Törnsén, M. (2016). Examining Norwegian and Swedish Leadership training programs in light of international research. Nordic Studies in Education, 36(2), 173-187, Article ID 10.18261.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Norwegian and Swedish Leadership training programs in light of international research
2016 (English)In: Nordic Studies in Education, ISSN 1891-5914, E-ISSN 1891-5949, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 173-187, article id 10.18261Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines and compares principal training programs in Sweden and Norway, the two Nordic countries with national leadership programs for already active school leaders. To investigate the knowledge base and design of the programs we draw on two research-derived tools about successful professional learning programs for school leaders. Based on the examinations, we suggest that the programs reflect international research both in terms of content and process factors. In addition, we identify topics and issues, such as balancing democratic participation with managerial decision-making, which can be characterized as making up a Nordic profile.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2016
Keywords
School leadership, professional learning, Leadership training programs
National Category
Educational Sciences Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129513 (URN)10.18261/issn.1891-5949-2016-02-07 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Skott, P. & Törnsén, M. (2016). Kalejdoskop: om skolledare i lokala kontexter (1ed.). In: Maria Jarl, Elisabet Nihlfors (Ed.), Ledarskap, utveckling, lärande: grundbok för rektorer och förskolechefer (pp. 135-160). Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kalejdoskop: om skolledare i lokala kontexter
2016 (Swedish)In: Ledarskap, utveckling, lärande: grundbok för rektorer och förskolechefer / [ed] Maria Jarl, Elisabet Nihlfors, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2016, 1, p. 135-160Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
Rektor, förskolechef, kommunal huvudman, fristående huvudman
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129512 (URN)9789127147065 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Aas, M. & Törnsen, M. (2016). Norske og svenske skolelederprogram: en sammenligning. Bedre Skole (2), 56-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Norske og svenske skolelederprogram: en sammenligning
2016 (Norwegian)In: Bedre Skole, ISSN 0802-183X, no 2, p. 56-61Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [no]

De nasjonale lederprogrammene i Sverige og Norge blir sammenlignet ved hjelp av et forskningsbasert internasjonalt rammeverk for hva som kjennetegner god ledelse. Målet er å undersøke om og i hvilken grad de nordiske programmene er influert av internasjonal forskning om profesjonsutvikling av skoleledere. Noen områder for videreutvikling av de nordiske lederprogrammene blir foreslått.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2016
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129516 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Törnsén, M. (2016). Rektors ledning och styrning av elevhälsan (2ed.). In: Olof Johansson & Lars Sverdberg (Ed.), Att leda mot skolans mål: (pp. 303-320). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rektors ledning och styrning av elevhälsan
2016 (Swedish)In: Att leda mot skolans mål / [ed] Olof Johansson & Lars Sverdberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 2, p. 303-320Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016 Edition: 2
Keywords
Ledarskap, elevhälsa, rektor, förändring, uppdragsuppfattning, rolluppfattning
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129510 (URN)9789140694478 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Törnsén, M. (2015). Har framgångsrika skolor framgångsrika rektorer? (2ed.). In: Jonas Höög & Olof Johansson (Ed.), Struktur, kultur, ledarskap: förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor (pp. 73-96). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Har framgångsrika skolor framgångsrika rektorer?
2015 (Swedish)In: Struktur, kultur, ledarskap: förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor / [ed] Jonas Höög & Olof Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 2, p. 73-96Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Fem av tjugofyra 7-9 skolor i forskningsprojektet "Struktur, kultur, ledarskap - förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor?" bedöms vara framgångsrika. Dessa fem skolor har höga meritvärden avseende kunskapsmål och bedriver, enligt eleverna i år 9, ett framgångsrikt arbete med skolans sociala mål. I detta kapitel ställs frågan om dessa framgångsrika skolor har framgångsrika rektorer. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015 Edition: 2
Keywords
ledarskap, framgångsrika rektorer, framgångsrika skolor, självmedvetenhet
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129504 (URN)9789144102887 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Törnsén, M. & Ärlestig, H. (2014). Avslutning (1ed.). In: Monika Törnsén & Helene Ärlestig (Ed.), Ledarskap i centrum: om rektor och förskolechef (pp. 213-218). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avslutning
2014 (Swedish)In: Ledarskap i centrum: om rektor och förskolechef / [ed] Monika Törnsén & Helene Ärlestig, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2014, 1, p. 213-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2014 Edition: 1
Keywords
ledarskap, rektor, förskolechef
National Category
Public Administration Studies Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129503 (URN)9789140688361 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-31 Created: 2016-12-31 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Ärlestig, H. & Törnsén, M. (2014). Classroom observations and supervision - essential dimensions of pedagogical leadership. International Journal of Educational Management, 28(7), 856-868
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Classroom observations and supervision - essential dimensions of pedagogical leadership
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Educational Management, ISSN 0951-354X, E-ISSN 1758-6518, Vol. 28, no 7, p. 856-868Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose– The main task of every school is to contribute to student learning and achievement. In the twenty-first century, national and international evaluations and comparisons have focussed on measurable student and school results. Not only teachers but also principals are held accountable for school results, which increase expectations of principals to work to enhance student learning and improve outcomes. In Sweden, a principal's work with a given school's core mission is labeled as pedagogical leadership, a concept that includes diverse activities related to national goals and school results. Aspects of pedagogical leadership include principals’ classroom observations and communication about teaching and learning issues. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model of pedagogical leadership as a base for principals’ experience with the aim to develop their understanding of pedagogical leadership.

Design/methodology/approach– The paper builds on data from three groups of principals who participated in a course to learn more about pedagogical leadership.

Findings– The participating principals performed their pedagogical leadership in different manners and with varying quality. During the course, there was a shift in what activities and duties the principals prioritized. The findings highlight the importance of democratic leadership and the improvement of teacher capacity and student outcomes.

Practical implications– The paper gives practical examples on how principals can improve their understanding of pedagogical leadership.

Originality/value– There are few articles on how pedagogical leadership is understood and practiced. The paper provides a model for pedagogical leadership and empirical data that shows that the concept deserves to be viewed as a qualitative concept that need interpretation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014
Keywords
Educational Leadership, principal, classroom observation
National Category
Educational Sciences Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96196 (URN)10.1108/IJEM-01-2014-0001 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Ärlestig, H. & Törnsén, M. (2014). Den svenska förskolechefen och rektorn. In: Monika Törnsén & Helene Ärlestig (Ed.), Ledarskap i centrum: om rektor och förskolechef (pp. 31-47). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den svenska förskolechefen och rektorn
2014 (Swedish)In: Ledarskap i centrum: om rektor och förskolechef / [ed] Monika Törnsén & Helene Ärlestig, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2014, p. 31-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2014
Keywords
rektor, förskolechef, statistik
National Category
Public Administration Studies Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96201 (URN)9789140688361 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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