School type diversification in England and the United States of America: Implications for school leader preparation programs

School type diversification in England and the United States of America: Implications for school leader preparation programs

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Proposals that (1) give an overview of education reform policy in England and the United States of America from the perspective of school leaders/practitioners leading innovative schools; and (2) explore educational leaders preparation to lead school system-embedded learning in a diverse, increasingly complex and corporatized education landscape are welcome.


Domestically and internationally there is an increasing interest in diverse school models, specifically meeting the need of local context, stakeholders and policy makers. Research suggests that leadership development and preparation programs ought to engage in innovative approaches that promote a broader and deeper understanding of issues related to reforming school leadership for learning. Chapter proposal submission is invited from school leaders of any of the school models listed below. This list is not exclusive and chapter proposal submission is welcome from school leaders of other innovative school reform models not referenced.

Chapters (England)

Community School, Foundation School, Trust School, Academy School, Studio School, Free School, City Technology College (CTC), Grammar School, Faith School, Independent School, and Boarding School.


Chapters (USA)

Traditional Public School, Magnet School, Charter School, Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, Virtual School, Private School, New York School models,  and Home School


FORMAT OF PROPOSAL: You are invited to submit a proposal of no more than 500 words (not including the listing of up to 10 references).


The submitting authors will be notified of the editors’ decision by the end of August (see projected deadlines below). Corresponding authors of full chapters are required to participate in a blind review of two other full chapters, submitting comments three weeks after the full chapter submission deadline. Please email proposals as attachments in Microsoft Word format to both Dr. V. Storey ( Enquiries are welcome.



Chapter Proposals: October 31, 2017 Notification of Decision: November 30, 2017 Full Chapters Submitted & Blind Peer Review Initiated: January 31st, 2017

Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 7,000 words and prepared following APA 6th edition formatting guidelines.


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