As important as it is in corporations and public organizations, leadership is integral to effectively managing teachers, staff members, and providing quality education to students. Schools with strong leadership tend to be more resource-efficient, have more robust human networks, and are more adept at responding to extreme conditions. Leadership in schools takes on a different shape than in other settings. It is also more diverse from an international perspective. This article will introduce readers to the central discourse of school leadership in the United States as well as its many variants in international contexts.

School Leadership Theories

Much of the existing literature relies on school leaders to reflect on what school leadership is and how it can be effectively practiced. These scholarly approaches, though plausible in their ...

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