Special Call For Proposals From The Educational Leadership Network

The Educational Leadership Network is organizing a symposium focusing on the role of leadership for schools serving marginalized communities from an international comparative perspective.

The role of leadership in schools  serving marginalized communities has been one of the most relevant topics in school improvement research during the last decades, but the discourse is dominated by focusing on local context conditions, and we know very little about how school leadership in marginalized communities is influenced by aspects of the institutional context of schooling in different countries. We therefore want to bring together research results from different countries. The goal is to have a comparative look at conditions, functions, and forms of successful leadership in schools serving marginalized communities in diverging institutional settings.

We would therefore like to ask all network members as well as colleagues and friends outwith the network / ICSEI to consider submitting a proposal for our symposium. Given that we are hosting the first ICSEI congress on the African continent, we strongly encourage submissions from that region. Abstracts should have a maximum of 500 words (excluding references), and should cover the following aspects:

• Objectives or purpose
• Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
• Methods, techniques or modes of inquiry
• Data sources/evidence • Results and conclusions/points of view
• Relevance to the symposium topic

The deadline for submissions is June 15, so we would like to ask you to send us your abstract no later than May 24. Abstracts should be sent to dominique.klein(at)uni-due.de.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of the network coordinators.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

Best wishes,

Jacob Easley II Paul Campbell E. Dominique Klein