Educational Leadership in Policy

Challenges and Implementation Within Europe

  • Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson
  • Nikša Alfirević
  • Jurica Pavičić
  • Dijana Vican

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson, Nikša Alfirević, Jurica Pavičić, Dijana Vican
    Pages 1-7
  3. Challenges of Policy Theory and Context

  4. Challenges of Policy Inclusiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Daniela Garbin Praničević, Mario Spremić, Božidar Jaković
      Pages 97-116
  5. Challenges of Policy Implementation in Small European Countries

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


This book analyzes the challenges of developing and implementing effective policies for educational leadership in South-East Europe (SEE) and the Nordic-Baltic region. While individual countries from the Nordic-Baltic region are praised for their educational achievements, the SEE region could be considered as a (post)transitional landscape: these two educational contexts present their own unique challenges, notably international benchmarking and the ‘Europeization’ of educational policy. Seamlessly integrating theoretical framework with the goals and experiences of actors and practitioners, the editors and contributors build an accessible overview of existing policy research and its conflicting theoretical perspectives. Often disregarded by the mainstream literature, the countries and regions chosen provide a snapshot into the challenges of developing policies for educational leadership. This thoughtful yet practical volume will be of interest and value not only to students and scholars of educational leadership in these regions, but to practitioners and policy makers more widely.


Europe and education Iceland Croatia Lithuania Estonia Slovenia Montenegro Education Policy EU and education educational leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson
    • 1
  • Nikša Alfirević
    • 2
  • Jurica Pavičić
    • 3
  • Dijana Vican
    • 4
  1. 1.Education and Culture DivisionThe Icelandic Centre for Research ReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Split SplitCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  4. 4.University of ZadarZadarCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99676-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99677-6
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