Bringing together internationally recognised scholars such as Andy Hargreaves, Megan Crawford and Lorna Earl, this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and evidence in the field, including:

Effective leadership practices across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures; Expert commentaries on research, practice and theory; Overviews of international research evidence on leadership and learning

This book is for students on Masters, EdD courses and similar programmes in educational leadership.

How Effective Leaders Reduce Educational Disparities

How Effective Leaders Reduce Educational Disparities

How effective leaders reduce educational disparities

Leaders play a central role in reducing disparities for indigenous and other minoritized peoples. They must have a sound understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the reform processes so they can inspire a shared vision, model the way forward and, most importantly, challenge the status quo.

This chapter is about the ways that leaders can act to reduce educational disparities for indigenous and other minoritized1 peoples. Examples will be drawn from Te Kotahitanga,2 because from our experiences in this large-scale, school reform project, we have come to understand that while classrooms are the most effective initial sites for educational reform (Alton-Lee, 2003; Elmore et al., 1996; Hattie, 1999; 2003), teachers who work in isolation are ...

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