ISLDN at #UCEA2012 – Programme

The ISLDN Network will feature in four sessions at the UCEA Convention.

Session 1 is a network planning session (and is c closed session). Session 4 is an off-site event hosted by the University of Denver. Sessions 2 and 3 are within the scheduled UCEA Convention programme.
Session 1
Thursday, November 15
Participants in the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN) will meet to discuss future directions and operating procedures. Teams from around the world will:
  • Refine research designs for projects dealing with: (a) leadership for high need school and (b) social justice leadership
  • Examine potential funding sources to support research projects
  • Establish plans for reporting findings at future professional conferences
  • Determine outlets for publishing research findings
Thursday November 15, 2012 8:00am – 12:00pm
Colorado A
Session 2
Thursday, November 15
International Perspectives on “High Need Schools”: Implications for Leadership Preparation and Development. 
The purposes of this international community building session is to critically examine the identification of “high need” schools, to understand how schools in six countries respond to mandates concerning high need schools, and to reflect on implications for leadership development and preparation. The format includes a combination of posters depicting the issues from the six countries, short presentations by the researchers, and discussion stimulated by redactors posing questions regarding implications for leadership development.
Chair/Discussant: Gary M. Crow, Indiana University
  • Gary M. Crow, Indiana University;
  • Bruce Barnett, University of Texas at San Antonio/UCEA;
  • David Gurr, University of Melbourne;
  • Lawrie Drysdale, University of Melbourne;
  • Helen Goode, University of Melbourne;
  • Simon Clark, University of Western Australia;
  • Kristine Kiefer Hipp, Cardinal Stritch University;
  • Mette Lise Baran, Cardinal Stritch University;
  • Rodolfo Rincones, University of Texas at El Paso;
  • Ross Notman, University of Otago, New Zealand;
  • Olof Johansson, Umeå University;
  • Elisabeth Nihifors, Uppsala University;
  • Elin Stark, Umeå University;
  • Daniel Linden Duke, University of Virginia;
  • Matt Landahl, University of Virginia;
  • Margaret Grogan, Claremont University;
  • Allan Walker, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Session 3
Saturday, November 17
Presenters are engaged in an international project that seeks to understand how school leaders enact ‘social justice leadership’ in a variety of different regional and national contexts. This presentation will adopt an innovative workshop format to present data generated from four countries (Costa Rica, England, Sweden, USA). Presenters will work with attendees to share early research findings from Principal interviews and explore how school leaders ‘make sense of social justice leadership’.
Presenters: Pamela Angelle, University of Tennessee
Heather Duncan, University of Wyoming
Katarina Norberg, Center for Principal Development
Helene Arlestig, University of Umea
Ian Potter, Bay House School
Nancy Torres, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Mika Risku, Institute for Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä
Charles Slater, California State University-Long Beach
Chair/Discussant: Howard Stevenson, University of Lincoln
Saturday November 17, 2012 2:00pm – 3:20pm
Colorado G
Session 4
International Inaugural Summit
During the upcoming University Council for Educational Administration Convention in Denver, Colorado, the inaugural International Summit will be held on Sunday, 18 November at the University of Denver. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the realities of international research by conversing with colleagues locally and abroad. Participants will:
1.       Share diverse perspectives on leadership preparation and development
2.       Examine existing international research collaboratives
3.       Identify critical issues for future international research
Click here to download the agenda.. The cost is $10.00, which can be paid when registering for the conference (
Several members of the ISLDN will be participating, and the work of the Network will also be show-cased.
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