School-Based Management with or without Instructional Leadership: Experience from Sweden
2013 (English)In: Journal of Education and Learning, ISSN 1927-5250, Vol. 2, no 3, 39-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study sets out to examine schools principals’ perception of the importance of school-based management (SBM) and instructional leadership tasks and their assessment of the performance of those tasks in Swedish upper secondary schools. A review of the literature on SBM and instructional leadership results in a list of twenty one tasks grouped into administrative, firefighting, and instructional leadership. Analysis of the survey responses from 234 principals shows that 80% of administrative and 75% of firefighting tasks were seen as highly important and performed well, while 68% of instructional leadership tasks were perceived as of having lower importance and performance. Implications for school principals and policy-makers are discussed and venues forfuture research are outlined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 2, no 3, 39-50 p.
school-based management, instructional leadership, Sweden
Research subject utbildningsledarskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76828DOI: 10.5539/jel.v2n3p39OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-76828DiVA: diva2:636996