Educ 615 Readings




ED 615 Leadership Theories and Resources



General or Comparisons of Leadership



Bush, T., & Glover, D. (2014). School leadership models: What do we know?. School Leadership & Management, 34(5), 553-571.





21st Century Leadership



Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2017, The Canadian School Leader: Global Forces and Future Prospects, pp. 15-45.



Community Engaged Leadership



Auerbach, S. (2009). Walking the walk: Portraits in leadership for family engagement in urban schools. School Community Journal, 19(1), 9-32.


Sanders, M. G., & Harvey, A. (2002). Beyond the school walls: A case study of principal leadership for school-community collaboration. Teachers College Record, 104(7), 1345-1368.


Warren, M. R., Hong, S., Rubin, C. L., & Uy, P. S. (2009). Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools. Teachers College Record, 111(9), 2209-2254.



Culturally Relevant Leadership



Beachum, F. (2011). Culturally relevant leadership for complex 21st century school contexts. The Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership, 26-35.


Fraise, N. J., & Brooks, J. S. (2015). Toward a theory of culturally relevant leadership for school-community culture. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 17(1), 6-21.


Guthrie, K. L., Jones, T. B., & Osteen, L. (2017). The teaching, learning, and being of leadership: Exploring context and practice of the culturally relevant leadership learning model. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11(3), 61-67.


Johnson, L. (2014). Culturally responsive leadership for community empowerment. Multicultural Education Review, 6(2), 145-170.


Khalifa, M. A., Gooden, M. A., & Davis, J. E. (2016). Culturally responsive school leadership: A synthesis of the literature. Review of Educational Research, 86(4), 1272-1311.


Lopez, A. E. (2015). Navigating cultural borders in diverse contexts: Building capacity through culturally responsive leadership and critical praxis. Multicultural Education Review, 7(3), 171-184.


Madhlangobe, L., & Gordon, S. P. (2012). Culturally responsive leadership in a diverse school: A case study of a high school leader. NASSP Bulletin, 96(3), 177-202.




Distributed Leadership



Diamond, J. B., & Spillane, J. P. (2016). School leadership and management from a distributed perspective: A 2016 retrospective and prospective. Management in Education, 30(4), 147-154.


Harris, A., & Spillane, J. (2008). Distributed leadership through the looking glass. Management in education, 22(1), 31-34.


Heck, R. H., & Hallinger, P. (2009). Assessing the contribution of distributed leadership to school improvement and growth in math achievement. American Educational Research Journal, 46(3), 659-689.


Klar, H. W., Huggins, K. S., Hammonds, H. L., & Buskey, F. C. (2016). Fostering the capacity for distributed leadership: A post-heroic approach to leading school improvement. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 19(2), 111-137.


Murphy, J., Smylie, M., Mayrowetz, D., & Louis, K. S. (2009). The role of the principal in fostering the development of distributed leadership. School Leadership and Management, 29(2), 181-214.







Rutherford, 2016, Tech-Enabled Teacher Leaders

Prensky, 2013, Our Brains Extended



Indigenous Leadership



Canada Council on Learning, 2007, First Nations Holistic Lifelong Learning Model

Kauki, 2015, Reflections of an Emerging Inuit Educational Leader.

Reconciliation and Education | Starleigh Grass | TEDxWestVancouverED



Instructional Leadership



Brandon, J., Hollweck, T., Donlevy, J. K., & Whalen, C. (2018). Teacher supervision and evaluation challenges: Canadian perspectives on overall instructional leadership. Teachers and Teaching, 24(3), 263-280.


Hallinger, P. and Murphy, J. (1985), Assessing the instructional management behavior of principals. The Elementary School Journal, 86(2), 217-247.


Hallinger, P. (2005). Instructional leadership and the school principal: A passing fancy that refuses to fade away. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 4(3), 221-239.


Neumerski, C. M. (2013). Rethinking instructional leadership, a review: What do we know about principal, teacher, and coach instructional leadership, and where should we go from here?. Educational Administration Quarterly, 49(2), 310-347.


Robinson, V. M. (2010). From instructional leadership to leadership capabilities: Empirical findings and methodological challenges. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 9(1), 1-26.



Leadership for Equity



Tim Goddard, J., & Hart, A. C. (2007). School leadership and equity: Canadian elements. School Leadership and Management, 27(1), 7-20.



Leadership for Inclusive Education




Leadership for Learning




Leadership for Social Justice



DeMatthews, D. (2015). Making sense of social justice leadership: A case study of a principal’s experiences to create a more inclusive school. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 14(2), 139-166.


DeMatthews, D., & Mawhinney, H. (2014). Social justice leadership and inclusion: Exploring challenges in an urban district struggling to address inequities. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(5), 844-881.


Jean-Marie, G., Normore, A. H., & Brooks, J. S. (2009). Leadership for social justice: Preparing 21st century school leaders for a new social order. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 4(1), 1-31.


McKenzie, K. B., Christman, D. E., Hernandez, F., Fierro, E., Capper, C. A., Dantley, M., ... & Scheurich, J. J. (2008). From the field: A proposal for educating leaders for social justice. Educational Administration Quarterly, 44(1), 111-138.


Theoharis, G. (2007). Social justice educational leaders and resistance: Toward a theory of social justice leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 43(2), 221-258.



Servant Leadership



Russell, R. F., & Stone, A. (2002). A review of servant leadership attributes: Developing a practical model. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 23(3), 145-157.


Spears, L. C. (2010). Character and servant leadership: Ten characteristics of effective, caring leaders. The Journal of Virtues & Leadership, 1(1), 25-30.


Van Dierendonck, D. (2011). Servant leadership: A review and synthesis. Journal of Management, 37(4), 1228-1261.




Student Centered Leadership



Robinson, V. (2011). Three capabilities for student-centered leadership. 2013), The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership, 297-315.



Teacher Leadership



Lieberman & Miller, Portraits of Teacher Leaders in Practice, pp. 393-422



Transformational Leadership



Bernard M. Bass (1999) Two decades of research and development in transformational leadership, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 8(1), 9-32, doi: 10.1080/135943299398410


Hauserman, C. P., & Stick, S. L. (2013). The leadership teachers want from principals: Transformational. Canadian Journal of Education, 36(3), 184-203.


Leithwood, K., & Jantzi, D. (2005). A review of transformational school leadership research 1996–2005. Leadership and policy in schools, 4(3), 177-199.


Litz, D., & Scott, S. (2017). Transformational leadership in the educational system of the United Arab Emirates. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(4), 566-587.




Transactional Leadership




Women in Leadership



Fugler, 2016, Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

Canadian Women’s Federation, 2015, Moving Women into Leadership