Seven strong claims about successful school leadership

Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, David Hopkins

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This article provides an overview of the literature concerning successful school leadership. It draws on the international literature and is derived from a more extensive review of the literature completed in the early stage of the authors' project. The prime purpose of this review is to summarise the main findings from the wealth of empirical studies undertaken in the leadership field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalSchool Leadership and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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