Leadership in High and Secondary Schools: Global Overview

  • Svetlana Kalyugina
  • Liudmila Kiseleva
  • Elena Chizhevskaya
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


Effective leadership in education, especially in high school education, plays a major role in making a difference to improve learning and increase the value added of educational process. In the recent years, there have been tremendous changes in virtually all fields of education, and these changes have led to the development of positive outcomes. Some of these changes include technological innovation in education and changes in leadership styles. Various reforms have been carried out in the field of education, and these reforms aim at changing the management in learning institutions, so as to make it effective and engaging. These reforms and changes have been conveyed in the transition from the supervision of schoolwork to empower staff members in schools, with a change in the roles of principals (or head teachers) and teachers. To achieve success in this transformation, it calls for accountability on the side of principals and staff members to provide results of teaching and effective operation of the school. Our contribution provides a comprehensive and concise global overview of the issue of leadership in high and secondary schools. We are evaluating the issue of leadership in schools and focus on the figure of the school principal as the key element in shaping up and forming the concept of leadership for the young individuals who are creating their sets of values to be followed in their further lives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana Kalyugina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liudmila Kiseleva
    • 3
  • Elena Chizhevskaya
    • 4
  1. 1.North-Caucasus Federal UniversityStavropolRussian Federation
  2. 2.Prague Business SchoolPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Herzen State Pedagogical UniversitySaint PetersburgRussian Federation
  4. 4.Industrial University of TyumenTyumenRussian Federation

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