Forum Le@ds – Leading Education @ Democratic Schools

The network “Leading Education and Democratic Schools” (LE@DS) is led by Professor Helen Gunter at Manchester University in England. The network is concerned to examine issues of educational policy, governance and leadership across Europe.

The fifth network meeting takes place in Zug 31st of August to the 4th of September 2015 and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The work of the network has already resulted in two special issues of the Journal of Educational Administration and History on New Public Management features in education systems across Europe:

  • Gunter, H. M. & Fitzgerald, T. (2013) New Public Management and the modernisation of education systems 2, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45:4, 303-305, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.822354
  • Hall, D. (2013) Drawing a veil over managerialism: leadership and the discursive disguise of the New Public Management, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45:3, 267-282, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.771154
  • Gunter, H. M. & Fitzgerald, T. (2013) New Public Management and the modernisation of education systems 2, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45:4,303-305, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.822354
  • Grimaldi E. & Serpieri, R (2013) Jigsawing education evaluation. Pieces from the Italian New Public Management puzzle, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45:4, 306-335, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.822350
  • Møller, J. & Skedsmo, G. (2013) Modernising education: New Public Management reform in the Norwegian education system, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45:4, 336-353, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.822353
  • Hangartner, Judith & Svaton, Carla Jana. (2013). From autonomy to quality management: NPM impacts on school governance in Switzerland. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45(4), 354-369, DOI:10.1080/00220620.2013.822352