Educational leadership


Emerald and SDGs
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Educational leadership with vision is critical to academic success for all students; done well, it positively affects staff and student morale, performance and outcomes. What are the problems affecting leaders? How can you structure your decision making and be a better leader? How can you help your institution to be intrinsically inclusive and support the leaders of tomorrow?
Together with some of our partners and authors, we’ve been exploring this subject.

We’re searching for more authors to publish with us in the field of education, we’d love to hear from you.

This mission supports our Quality education for all goal


Author thoughts

Some of our authors have been sharing their research in different ways; check out our chatty podcasts, blogs or a presentation video to find out more.

Understanding decision-making in educational contexts

Stephanie Chitpin, Professor of Leadership and Educational Theory at the University of Ottawa in Canada discusses how leaders make decisions in institutions. Should they follow their gut feelings and intuition, or should they partake in critical decision-making?

Educational leadership in challenging times

Carol A Mullen from the School of Education, Virginia Tech in the USA makes the case for social justice leadership as an essential competency for influencing school culture, teacher development, and student learning.  

Related books

Some of our authors have been investigating how to teach through disruption in the modern world. You are invited to see some of their research, a taster chapter of each book can be accessed here.

For a limited time only, these chapters are free access; the books can be purchased from our bookstore.

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Related journal articles

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Calls for papers

We’re looking for submissions to upcoming special issues. Click through to find out how to get an article published in one of our peer reviewed journals.

Special issues

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Publish open access in our quality education for all gateway 

Our quality education for all gateway sits on our open access platform Emerald Open Research. The gateway allows research findings to be immediately shared across the world. All research published is openly available to read, download and share. 

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Mission-led research – our four goals

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the UN SDGs, with four key goals in mind, all of which are about creating real world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Fairer society

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Healthier lives

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Quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can find ways we can all be part of the solution...