Moving Toward International Perspectives on the Preparation of Education Leaders

Rosemary Papa, Frank Davidson

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This chapter begins with a Western perspective on education administration, management, and leadership preparation in backdrop to understand the present international field which has been greatly shaped over the last 20 years through exportation of standards and assessments in administrator preparation worldwide. The drumming of economic efficiency and scalability led to the neoliberal rise of standard measurements through testing is examined with the Western lens to recent international studies performed with the best of intentions. The final section represents our imagining of a world shaped by localized and contextualized realities in rejection of political and economic levers guiding the creative world of schooling in search of quality and fairness as sought by Educational Leaders Without Borders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030990978
ISBN (Print)9783030990961
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • International
  • Preparation
  • Principals
  • Standards
  • Western

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Social Sciences


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