Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)


How the Leadership of Top-Performing Educational Institutions can Help Mediocre Schools?

Author(s): Alex Wardlaw

This article examines high-performing educational systems from the perspective of developing and fostering leadership. It suggests that as part of an implementation science designed to maximise performance, the best educational institutions actively develop leadership capacity for reform. The article concludes by stating that the top performing systems as determined by international comparative data, not only invest in an implementation science that defines, delineates, and ultimately determines exceptional performance, but also create the leadership capacity to consistently outperform others.

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