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Cultures of Educational Leadership

Global and Intercultural Perspectives

  • Paul Miller

Part of the Intercultural Studies in Education book series (ISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Deirdre Torrance, Kay Fuller, Rachel McNae, Carmel Roofe, Rowena Arshad
    Pages 25-52
  3. Elizabeth T. Murakami, Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Lorri J. Santamaría, Ann E. Lopez
    Pages 53-75
  4. Marina García-Carmona, Miren Fernández-de-Álava, Carla Quesada-Pallarès
    Pages 121-148
  5. David Middlewood, Ian Abbott, Vhonani O. Netshandama, Phil Whitehead
    Pages 149-168
  6. Lindy-Anne Abawi, Ana Maria de Albuquerque Moreira, Christopher Bezzina
    Pages 169-193
  7. Elizabeth F. Majocha, Marco Antonio Margarido Costa, Mamotena Mpeta, Nargis Ara, Catherine A. Whalen, Terezinha Alves Fernandes
    Pages 195-219
  8. Joan M. Conway, Dorothy Andrews, Leentjie van Jaarsveld, Cheryl Bauman
    Pages 221-243
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


This book explores how to be fully cross-cultural and intercultural with research and theory building in educational leadership. It adopts an integrated approach to the examination of common issues across and between cultures and contexts. Each chapter examines an issue or a set of issues that builds on evidence from a minimum of three countries across at least two continents. The data collection methods are consistent for all countries and therefore allow meaningful conclusions to be drawn across the field. All six continents are represented in the book, including both developing and developed countries, to ensure an open dialogue and an innovative approach to lay the foundations for future research. 


educational leadership education globalization leadership intercultural cross-cultural culture learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Edu. & Profnl. DevelopmentUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Paul Miller is President of the Institute for Educational administration & Leadership- Jamaica where is he is also the Director of Strategy & Partnerships and convenor of the Research Interest Group on “Leadership & Social Justice”. He is also Professor of Educational Leadership & Management in the School of Education & Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Deirdre Torrance, University of Edinburgh, UK

Kay Fuller, University of Nottingham, UK

Rachel McNae, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Carmel Roofe, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Rowena Arshad, University of Edinburgh, UK

Elizabeth Murakami, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, USA

Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Louisville, USA

Lorri Santamaria, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Ann E. Lopez, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada

Pontso Moorosi, University of Warwick, UK

Kay Fuller, University of Nottingham, UK

Elizabeth Reilly, Layola Marymount University, USA

Victoria Showunmi, UCL Institute of Education, UK

Maria Kaparou, University of Southampton, UK

Marina García-Carmona, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Miren Fernández-de-Álava, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Carla Quesada-Pallarès, University of Leeds, UK

David Middlewood, University of Warwick, UK

Ian Abbott, University of Warwick, UK

Vhonani Netshandama, University of Venda, South Africa

Philip Whitehead, University of Warwick, UK

Lindy-Anne Abawi, University of Southern Queensland, Australia 

Ana Maria de Albuqerque Morereira, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Christopher Bezzina, University of Malta

Elizabeth Majocha, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Canada

Marco Antonio Costa, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil

Mamotena Mpeta, University of Venda, South Africa

Nargis Ara, Government Girls Post Graduate College, Pakistan 

Catherine Whalen, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Terezinha Alves Fernandes, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

Joan Conway, University of Southern Queensland, Australia 

Dorothy Andrews, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Leentjie van Jaarsveld, North West University, North West University

Cheryl Bauman, Independent Consultant, Ontario, Canada 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cultures of Educational Leadership
  • Book Subtitle Global and Intercultural Perspectives
  • Editors Paul Miller
  • Series Title Intercultural Studies in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intercultural Studies in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-58566-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84388-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-58567-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Administration, Organization and Leadership
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“Paul Miller has brought together an impressive list of contributors to explore leadership and culture from an unparalleled global perspective, covering 17 countries from all six continents.   As globalisation threatens to impose an identikit view of how schools should be led and managed, it is refreshing to note the often subtle, but always significant, ways in which culture and context underpin different approaches to common problems facing school leaders.  By exploring a range of important issues, through multifaceted perspectives, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the current literature on school leadership.” (Tony Bush, Professor of Educational Leadership, The University of Nottingham, UK and Malaysia)

“Paul Miller’s latest book represents a carefully conceived and insightfully constructed contribution to the increasingly important need for intercultural and cross-cultural research in guiding educational leadership in today’s globalized world. Each chapter was intentionally designed to include work based in developed and developing countries in different continents using a common research design. Thus, Miller goes beyond the existing comparative literature to provide authentic, critical insight into the practice of educational leadership in multiple cultural contexts. His choice of contributors and countries for this book shines a light on scholars and educational contexts often neglected within the body of English-language scholarship in educational leadership.” (Ken Brien, President, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM))