Executive Leadership in School Improvement Networks: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research

  • Donald J. Peurach University of Michigan
  • Emine Gumus Ataturk University
Keywords: Educational Leadership, Executive Leadership, Networks, Educational Reform Networks, Scale Up, Sustainability, Comprehensive School Reform, Charter Management Organizations, Education Management Organizations

Abstract

The purpose of this analysis is to improve understanding of executive leadership in school improvement networks: for example, networks supported by comprehensive school reform providers, charter management organizations, and education management organizations. In this analysis, we review the literature on networks and executive leadership. We draw on research in organization and management to develop a conceptual framework to structure initial, exploratory research. And we propose a research agenda aimed at comparing executive practice, knowledge, and learning a) within different types of school improvement networks (e.g., CSRs, CMOs, and EMOs) and b) between networks and institutionalized education agencies (state, regional, and local).

Author Biographies

Donald J. Peurach, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor Department
Department of Educational Studies

Emine Gumus, Ataturk University
Department of Educational Administration
Ataturk University
Published
2011-08-25
How to Cite
Peurach, D., & Gumus, E. (2011). Executive Leadership in School Improvement Networks: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research. Current Issues in Education, 14(3). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/761
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