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The International successful school principalship project: revisited sustained success?
Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Educational Administration, ISSN 0022-0639, Vol. 47, no 6, 765-780 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]


– The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the findings of the follow-up studies of

successful school principals in six countries – Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, Sweden, and the USA.


– Data were categorized according to stakeholder expectations, the concept and practice of leadership, and the sustainability of leadership.


– The synthesis revealed that several similar factors contribute to sustained successful leadership, although there were also differences that appeared to be associated with two groupings of countries – Australia, England and the USA on the one hand, and the Nordic countries, on the other.


– The paper brings together data gathered from the same schools five years apart and facilitates a better understanding of the sustainability of successful school leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
England: Emerald Group Publishing Limited , 2009. Vol. 47, no 6, 765-780 p.
Keyword [en]
Principals, Leadership, Schools, Northern Europe, Australia, United States of America
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37930DOI: 10.1108/09578230910993140OAI: diva2:371102
Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2014-11-12

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