This article examines the current state of play of school leadership in diverse cultures. It focuses on research and key leadership-related issues between and across societies, but not within societies. As such, much of the discussion takes an international comparative perspective. Following a brief explanation of the rationale driving this emerging area of study, the article targets five themes to illustrate work in the area: leadership for change, leadership in developing societies, successful leadership across diverse cultures, leader development, and the influence of societal cultures. Whereas these are addressed separately, equally strong patterns cut across as well as between them. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of Education|
|Editors||Penelope PETERSON, Eva BAKER, Barry MCGAW|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|ISBN (Print)||9780080448947, 0080448941, 9780080448930, 0080448933|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
CitationWalker, A., & Kwan, P. Y.-K. (2010). Leadership in diverse cultures. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGraw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed., pp. 824-831). Oxford: Elsevier.
- Developing countries
- Leader development
- Societal cultures
- Successful schools