School leadership and leadership development

Stephan Gerhard Huber (Independent Research Group, Centre for Research on Education, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Publication date: 1 December 2004


This paper looks at the central role of school leadership for developing and assuring the quality of schools, as corroborated by findings of school effectiveness research and school improvement approaches. Then, it focuses on the growing importance placed on activities to prepare school leaders due to the ever‐increasing responsibilities they are facing. In many countries, this has led to the design and implementation of extensive programs. In this paper, international trends in school leader development are identified. As regards the aims of the programs, it becomes obvious that they are increasingly grounded on a more broadly defined understanding of leadership, adjusted to the core purpose of school, and based on educational beliefs integrating the values of a democratic society.



Gerhard Huber, S. (2004), "School leadership and leadership development", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 669-684.

Download as .RIS



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.