Reviews of research play a critical but under-appreciated role in knowledge production and accumulation. A series of reviews of research conducted over the past 50 years have charted intellectual progress in educational leadership and management. This monograph was framed as a 'review of reviews of research'. It seeks sought to describe the characteristics of reviews of research published in educational leadership between 1960 and 2012, analyze patterns of strength and weakness in methods of conducting the reviews of research, and identify a set of exemplary reviews that could serve as models for scholars who engage in this type of research activity. To accomplish these goals, the author analyzed 38 reviews of research in educational leadership published in nine international refereed journals over the past five decades. The author applies a conceptual framework and analytical rubric for conducting systematic reviews of research. Specific recommendations are offered for improving the quality of future reviews of research in educational leadership and management. Copyright © 2012 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong Institute of Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|