School Leadership Is Change Oriented

  • Paul W. Miller
Part of the Intercultural Studies in Education book series (ISE)


The essence of school leadership is change. And never before in modern history has the responsibility for individual, community and societal change been more firmly placed in the hands of so few: school principals. With education increasingly being seen as the panacea to society’s ills and political failure, the role of the school and the work of principals has taken centre stage (Ball et al., 2006). Principals are aware of the increasing demands being placed upon them to lead change. The main finding of this chapter is that school leaders view their role as creating change for individuals, local communities and society as a whole. They also point to changes at school level that are necessary in order to adequately and appropriately respond to changes in the external environment as well as cater to the demands of changing student demographics.


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  • Paul W. Miller
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  1. 1.School of Education and Professional DevelopmentUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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