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Advances in Educational Administration

ISSN: 1479-3660

Editor: Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D.
Subject: Education (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Advances in Educational Administration presents new perspectives and the latest thinking within the areas of educational leadership and administration.

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Volume 27: Accelerating Change in Schools: Leading Rapid, Successful, and Complex Change Initiatives

Volume 26: The Dark Side of Leadership: Identifying and Overcoming Unethical Practice in Organizations

Volume 25: Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A World View

Volume 24: Legal Frontiers in Education: Complex Law Issues for Leaders, Policymakers and Policy Implementers

This book examines issues in educational law and the way leaders, policymakers and policy implementers influence just processes and outcomes in schools. From the lens of professors, attorneys and administrators we explore how lessons learned from the authors' experiences and research might improve the preparation and practice of educational leaders. We examine how leaders can and should be conceived as advocates for justice, especially those with positional power and formal influence. Educational law has both conceptual and empirical qualities. While research on justice often begins with abstract conceptualizations, it is also manifest as tangible and observable activities and behaviours. Thus it follows that law can be studied through a variety of methodological approaches.
Depending on the epistemological and/or methodological orientation of a study, justice may be a measurable or observed event, a purely theoretical construct, or a combination of both. Leaders must address questions about law and justice. Of equal importance is how to navigate complex legal issues and how to best engage in the decision-making processes while keeping the best interests of students at the fore.

Volume 23: Living the Work: Promoting Social Justice and Equity Work in Schools Around the World

This unique volume has been written collaboratively by children, families, teachers, school leaders, scholars, and community organization representatives. With each author having a platform to express his or her individual voice, chapters centre on the authors' lived experiences (ranging in skills, knowledge, and activism) in promoting social justice and equity in schools.

Volume 22: Leading Small and Mid-Sized Urban School Districts

The majority of the research in the US public education system has been conducted in large urban areas that do not reflect the majority of urban systems. The categorization of the size of districts does not capture the organizational diversity and complexity of school systems, including at-risk students and other demographic variables. The implications are that policy, preparation, research and funding are adversely skewed by an overrepresentation of research in urban districts that do not reflect the majority. This edited collection explores the ways in which small to mid-sized school districts influence leadership preparation, leadership practice, and accountability and assessment. With contributions from respected specialists, the volume addresses topics such as coaching, poverty, leadership preparation programs, accountability and assessment, English Language Learners, district leadership, and organizational learning and trust.

Volume 21: Pathways to Excellence: Developing and Cultivating Leaders for the Classroom and Beyond

This volume examines how leadership and layers of leaders are developed and cultivated from the classroom to the boardroom. Some topics include leadership recruitment and selection processes, retention, coaching and mentoring, placement and continued professional development support for aspiring and practicing leaders.

 Volume 20: Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership

“Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership is at once sweeping and focused. It examines leadership in dramatic situations around the world and furnishes new insights about how leaders work with others to dramatically transform whole societies. The net effect is inspirational, but also deeply insightful about the role of leadership in social and cultural change”.

Michael Fullan, OC.
Professor Emeritus, and Former Dean, OISE/University of Toronto

“The editors and authors of Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership capture an essential truth of leadership: its complexity. Leadership is a core function of human social interaction that crosses innumerable fields of practice and study. The multi-disciplinary, international approach in this work appropriately explores the many evolving facets of leadership – challenging each of us to reflect deeply about our own experiences”.

Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University

Volume 19: Understanding the Principalship An International Guide to Principal Preparation
Charles L.Slater and Sarah W.Nelson 

This volume originates from the International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP), a collaborative project representing nearly a decade of research on principal preparation in countries throughout the world.

The authors attend to dynamic changes that are affecting the way principals work and provide extensive reviews of literature on educational administrator preparation, as well as offering a perspective on local history and culture.

Volume 18: Identifying Leaders for Urban Charter, Autonomous and Independent Schools Above and Beyond the Standards
Kimberly B. Hughes and Sara A. M. Silva

This book reviews the balance of self, both personal and professional, that will guide leaders to manage the operational and educational demands of leading a charter/autonomous school. The volume provides administrators with the requisite skills and necessary tools to effectively manage the complexities of leadership in urban charter/autonomous schools.

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About Advances in Educational Administration


This series discusses the salient issues that are of prominent concern to both school administrators and teachers. Each volume tends to proceed from a comprehensive overview of the topic to then examine specific issues in more detail, providing practical application, methods of identifying and addressing problems, operational frameworks and strategies for improvements.

Key Benefits

  • Empowers teachers who move into administrative/leadership positions
  • Provides insights into the current state of educational administration
  • Demystifies and dismisses some of the popular assumptions regarding what really takes place in the administration office.
  • Addresses concerns, questions, knowledge gaps and confidence issues
  • Provides practical application, operational frameworks and strategies for improvements

Key Audiences

Chapters by international scholars and educators provide educators, policy makers and government officers with current information and research needed to make improved decisions in the area of educational administration.


Previous volumes include; Leadership in Education, Corrections and Law Enforcement; Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership Reform, Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers; No Child Left Behind and other Federal Programs for Urban School Districts; Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy, and Applications in K12 schools; Administering Special Education: In Pursuit of Dignity and Autonomy; Challenges of Urban Education and Efficacy of School Reform

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor
Anthony H. Normore
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Kimberley Chadwick

About the Editor

Anthony H. Normore (Tony)

Professor and Chair, Graduate Education Division, California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research focuses on leadership development, preparation and socialization of urban school leaders in the context of ethics and social justice.


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